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JUL 1 2 WO 



1939-1940 

MINUTES 



OF 



ALBEMARLE 
PRESBYTERY 






Mid-summer Adjourned Session, Falkland, N. C, July 11, 1939 

Called Meeting, Kinston, N. C, August 29, 1989 

Adjourned Session, Greenville, X. C, September 19, 1939 

Adjourned Session, Washington, N. C, October 24, 1939 

101st Stated Session, Washington, N. C, October 24, 25, 

1939 — Celebrating 50th Anniversary, jointly with 

Granville Presbytery — 

Mid-winter Adjourned Session, Williamston, N. C, 
January 9, 1940 

Called Meeting, Greenville, N. C, March 11, 1940 

Called Meeting, Greenville, N. C, April 9, 1940 

102nd Stated Session, Tarboro, N. C, April 23, 24, 1940 
— With Statistical Summary and Appendix — 



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1939-1940 

MINUTES 

OF 



ALBEMARLE 
PRESBYTERY 






Mid-summer Adjourned Session, Falkland, N. C, July 11, 1939 

Called Meeting, Kinston, N. C, August 29, 1939 

Adjourned Session, Greenville, X. C, September 19, 1939 

Adjourned Session, AVashington, X. C, October 24, 1939 

101st Stated Session, Washington, N. C, October 24, 25, 

1939 — Celebrating 50th Anniversary, jointly with 

Granville Presbytery — 

Mid-winter Adjourned Session, AVilliamston, N. C, 
January 9, 1940 

Called Meeting, Greenville, N. C, March 11, 1940 

Called Meeting, Greenville, X. C, April 9, 1940 

102nd Stated Session, Tarboro, N. C, April 23, 24, 1940 
— With Statistical Summary and Appendix — 



DIRECTORY 

Albemarle Presbytery 



(Corrected to April 24, 1940, including action of Spring Meeting of 
the Presbytery.) 

Moderator: Rev. R. L. Forbis, Jr., Rocky Mount. 

Stated Clerk and Treasurer:* Rev. R. E. McClure, New Bern. 

Permanent Clerk:* 

Treasurer of Benevolences:* Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Williamston. 

Treasurer of Presbytery's Home Mission Committee: Rev. H. R. Mo 
Fadyen, Pinetops. 

(*Term of Office Expires Spring 1943.) 
TRUSTEES: Of Presbytery: W. G. Weeks, Rocky Mount, 1st, S-1941 

C. A. Johnson, Howard Memorial, S-1942 
R. B. Peters, St., Howard Memorial, S-1943 

TRUSTEES: Of Peace: H. H. Littrell, Rocky Mount, 1st, S-1941 

Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., Goldsboro, S-1942 

TRUSTEES: Of Davidson: Rev. R. E. McClure, New Bern, S-1941 

J. P. Booth, Kinston, S-1943 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

(All terms of office expire in the Fall) 
Presbytery's Home Missions 

Chairman: Rev. Chester Alexander, Tarboro, 1940 

1940 — Rev. R. E. McClure, New Bern; Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., Goldsboro. 

1941— J. B. Sparrow, Washington; R. B. Peters, Sr., Howard Memorial; 
H. A. Walker, Kinston. 

1942 — Rev. Norman Johnson, Rocky Mount; Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D., Green- 
ville; H. H. Littrell, Rocky Mount, 1st. 

Assembly's Work 

Chairman: Rev. E. C. Lynch, Wilson, 1941 
Foreign Missions: Rev. J. A. Satterfield, Rocky Mount, 1941; C. S. 

Hollister, New Bern, 1941. 
Home Missions: Rev. H. M. Wilson, Farmville, 1941; J. Hill Paylor, 

Farmville, 1941. 
Christian Education and Ministerial Relief: Rev. R. E. McClure, New 

Bern, 1942; A. W. Houtz, Cann Memorial, 1942. 
Religious Education and Publication: Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Williamston, 

1942; J. H. Roberson, Roberson's Chapel, 1942. 
Assembly's Training School: H. B. Smith, New Bern, 1940. 
Bible Cause: Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., Goldsboro, 1940. 

Synod's Work 

Chairman: Rev. R. L. Forbis, Rocky Mount, 1941 
Home Missions: Rev. C. A. Lawrence, Falkland, 1941; A. K. Roberson, 

Goldsboro, 1941. 
Orphans' Home: Rev. H. R. McFadyen, Pinetops, 1942; J. Nat Harrison, 

Greenville, 1942. 



Educational Institutions: Rev. Chester Alexander, Tarboro, 1942; B. W. 
Moseley, Greenville, 1940. 

Religious Education and Work at State Institutions: Rev. T. H. Hamil- 
ton, Kinston, 1942; David Joyner, Rocky Mount, 1st, 1940. 

Stewardship 

Chairman: J. Nat Harrison, Greenville, 1942 
1940 — Rev. Chester Alexander, Tarboro. 

19 41 — Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Williamston; F. M. Pridgen, Rocky Mount, 1st. 
1942 — H. A. Walker, Kinston. 

Woman's Work 

Chairman: Rev. H. M. Wilson, Farmville, 1940 
1941 — Arthur Fountain, Wm. and Mary Hart. 
1942 — A. P. Thorpe, Jr., Rocky Mount, 1st. 

Religious Education 

General Chairman: Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., Goldsboro, 1940 

Children's Division: Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Chm., Williamston, 1940; Rev. 
J. N. Dendy, Tarboro, 1942; Mrs. H. R. McFadyen, Pinetops,* 
1941. 

Young People's Div.: Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D., Chm., Greenville; Mrs. C. C. 
Todd, Rocky Mount, 1st,**; Miss Sarah D. Whitmore, Green- 
ville,***; Mrs. Paul L. Borden, Goldsboro.* 

Adult Division: Rev. C. C. Crawford, Chm., Elizabeth City, 1942; W. A. 
Dees, Goldsboro, 1941; Mrs. Harold Maxwell, New Bern.* 

Leadership Training Division: H. H. McLean, Chm., Plymouth, 1941; 
Mrs. C. C. Todd, Rocky Mount, 1st**; Mrs. Frank Lea, Wilson.* 

Sunday School Extension and Country Church Division: Rev. H. R. Mc- 
Fadyen, Chm., Pinetops, 1942; R. B. Peters, Jr., Howard Memorial, 
1940; Mrs. Marion Wall, * 

Director of 1940 Young People's Conference: Rev. R. E. McClure, New 
Bern. 
*Advisory members, appointed by order of Presbytery, without term of 

office, by the General Chairman. 
**Member, Secretary of Religious Education of the Presbyterial, by 

order of the Presbytery. 

***Member, Adult Advisor of Young People's Work of the Presbyterial, 

by order of the Presbytery. 

Evangelism and Spiritual Life 

Chairman: Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D., Greenville, 1940 
1941 — S. E. Leonard, Rocky Mount, 1st. 
1942 — Rev. J. S. Bennett, Ahoskie. 

Finance and Auditing 

Chairman: Rev. J. N. Dendy, Tarboro, 19 40 
1941 — A. N. Daniel, Wilson. 
194 2 — B. W. Moseley, Greenville. 

Moral and Social Welfare 

Chairman: Rev. C. C. Crawford, Elizabeth City, 1940 
1940— Dr. S. M. Crisp, Greenville. 
1941 — Rev. R. L. Forbis, Jr., Rocky Mount; J. H. Smith, Rocky Mount, 

2nd. 
1942 — O. A. Betts, Goldsboro. 



Official Reports of Churches 

Chairman: Rev. J. N. Dendy. Tarboro, 1942 
1940 — Rev. Norman Johnson, Rocky Mount; H. B. Smith, New Bern. 
1941 — R. A. Perry. Wilson. 
1942 — F. F. McKeel, Jr.. Washington. 

Sessional Records 

(Three Ruling Elders to be added at each Spring Meeting.) 
Chairman: Rev. J. S. Bennett, Ahoskie. 1942 
1940 — Rev. R. L. Forbis, Jr.. Rocky Mount. 
1941 — Rev. C. C. Crawford, Elizabeth City. 

Commission on The Minister and His Work 

Chairman: Rev. E. C. Lynch, Wilson. 1940 
1940 — W. A. Dees. Goldsboro. 
1941 — Rev. Chester Alexander, Tarboro. 

1942 — Rev. H. R. McFadyen, Pinetops; J. R. Edmundson, Wilson. 
Alternate Ruling Elders: H. A. Walker, Kinston; E. P. Cunningham, 
Williamston; R. A. Fountain, Sr., Fountain; A. P. Thorpe, Rocky 
Mount. 1st. 

Examining Committee 
(No term limit for membership.) 
Chairman: Rev. R. E. McClure 
Theology: Rev. H. R. McFadyen, Rev. Chester Alexander. 
Sacraments: Rev. E. C. Lynch. Rev. Z. T. Piephoff. 
Church Government: Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., Rev. R. L. Forbis. 
Thesis and Exegesis: Rev. Norman Johnson, Rev. H. M. Wilson, Rev. 
R. S. Boyd, D.D. 
NOTE: Candidates for Licensure or Ordination are expected to notify 
the Chairman, at least thirty days in advance of their appearance for such 
examinations or the Presbytery may exercise its right to postpone such 
examinations. 

All written parts must be in the hands of the Sub-Committee on Thesis 
and Exegesis at least ten days before such examinations. 

Any young man desirous of being taken under the care of the Presby- 
tery as a Candidate for the Gospel Ministry must make application on a 
special form prescribed by the General Assembly, and special corre- 
spondence must be had with five persons to be named on said form. 

It is necessary to secure this blank form from the Chairman of the 
Examining Committee and to allow ample time for this correspondence 
before any prospective Candidate can appear before the Presbytery. 
Member of Synod's Committee on the Minister and His AVork: Rev. E. C. 

Lynch. Wilson. 
Commission to Install Rev. H. R. McFadyen at Macclesfield: Rev. Norman 
Johnson. Chairman; Rev. J. A. Satterfleld, Rev. R. L. Forbis. 
Ruling Elder B. W. Brown. Alternate to Ruling Elder, H. H. 
Littrell. 
Commission to Install Rev. T. H. Hamilton, at Kinston: Rev. R. E. 
McClure. Chairman; Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D., Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., 
Ruling Elder J. Nat Harrison, with H. B. Smith, his alternate. 

Committee On Nominations 

(Appointed by Moderator to serve until the Fall Session, study vacan- 
cies and duplications on Presbytery's Committees and bring in Nominations 
to fill vacancies and correct duplications.) 

Rev. H. R. McFadyen. Chairman. Rev. E. C. Lynch, Rev. J. N. Dendy. 
Ruling Elders J. Nat Harrison. Greenville, and A. P. Thorpe, Rocky Mount, 
1st. 

On Boundary between Albemarle and Wilmington Presbyteries: Rev. 
R. E. McClure. 

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MID-SUMMER ADJOURNED SESSION 



Presbyterian Church, Falkland, N. C. July 11, 1939 



The Mid-summer adjourned session of Albemarle Presbytery 
convened in the Falkland Presbyterian Church at 10 A. M., Tues- 
day, July 11, 1939, and was called to order by the Moderator, 
Rev. R. E. McClure. 

The meeting was opened with devotional exercises led by the 
Moderator, and Presbytery was constituted with prayer. 

The roll was called and the following were present : 

Ministers: J. A. Satterfield, E. C. Lynch, H. M. Wilson, Z. T. Pie- 
phoff, R. E. McClure, Chester Alexander. W. D. Mclnnis, H. R. McFadyen, 
Norman Johnson, Harold J. Dudley, John C. Whitley, J. Norton Dendy, 
L. R. Scott, and C. C. Crawford. 

Ruling Elders: Bethlehem, T. B. Joyner; Cann Memorial, S. E. Til- 
lett; Falkland, G. H. Pittman; Farmville, J. H. Paylor; Goldsboro, O. A. 
Betts; Washington, M. F. McKeel. Jr.; Rocky Mount First, H. H. Littrell. 

The following were introduced to the Presbytery and invited 
to sit as visiting brethren: Rev. C. A. Lawrence, Fayetteville 
Presbytery; Rev. A. G. Courtenay, Knoxville, Presbytery. 

The following summer workers were introduced to the Pres- 
bytery: R. K. McDonald, Goldsboro; J. S. MacKorell, Jr., New 
Bern ; and Thos. W. Makin, Washington. 

Candidates J. W. Vinson of Lexington Presbytery and J. 
Stuart Bennett of Ouachita Presbytery presented letters of Dis- 
missal from their respective Presbyteries to Albemarle, and upon 
motion were received under the care of this Presbytery. 

The Stated Clerk reported receiving acknowledgments from 
Spence Library and the Historical Foundation at Montreat of 
copies of the minutes of the Presbytery for 1938-1939. 

A communication was read from Rev. J. S. Kennison, Stated 
Clerk of Granville Presbytery, advising that that Presbytery was 
planning to meet with Albemarle in the Fall, and of a special 
historical program at Grassy Creek Presbvterian Church on June 
27, 1939. 

Communications were read from Ruling Elders A. P. Thorpe, 
Jr., and E. A. Williams, reporting their attendance upon the ses- 
sions of the General Assembly. They were commended for their 
diligence. 

The Chairman of the Examining Committee reports as fol- 
lows: 

Candidates J. W. Vinson and J. S. Bennett, having secured their 
letters of dismissal from their respective Presbyteries, notified us of their 
intention to ask for Licensure and Ordination in this Presbytery- 
Candidate Vinson reports that Lexington Presbytery assigned the 
following parts for his examination: 



1. Thesis: Totalitarian Japan and Christian Missions in Japan and 
Korea. 

2. Exegesis: Romans 3:21-31. 

3. Popular Lecture: Matthew 18:21-35. 

4. Sermon: Matthew 16:25. 

Candidate Bennett, reports that Ouachita Presbytery assigned the 
following parts for his examination: 

1. Thesis: The Practical Mysticism of St. Paul. 

2. Exegesis: Romans 3:21-26. 

3. Popular Lecture: 2 Timothy 3: 14-17. 

4. Sermon: Ephesians 2:8-10. 

As these Candidates have been received by Albemarle Presbytery, and 
have conformed to all of our preliminary requirements, I would recom- 
mend: 

1. That we proceed with their examinations jointly, setting the hour 
of 11:45 A. M., to hear their trial sermons, suggesting that they conduct 
a worship service together in connection with the delivery of the sermons. 

2. That the Thesis, Exegesis and Popular Lectures of each be con- 
sidered through the men to whom they have been referred for detailed 
examination. 

3. That other oral examinations be given after the hearing of the 
Sermons, as provided by the Book of Church Order, and in the order given 
therein. 

4. That, if the examinations are sustained as satisfactory, the Pres- 
bytery proceed to License these brethren at this meeting, and arrange for 
their Ordination on their fields at some subsequent dates, but without any 
further examinations. 

5. That the usual exemptions allowed upon presentation of College 
and Seminary diplomas, or other evidences of study, be allowed in each 
case. 

Respectfully submitted, 

REV. R. E. McCLURE, Chairman. 

The above report, with its recommendations was adopted. 

Rev. W. D. Mclnnis and Rev. John Whitley submitted their 
reports on attendance at the last General Assembly, and these 
were accepted, the diligence of the Commissioners being com- 
mended. 

The minutes of the Commission to organize churches at 
Roberson's Chapel and Bear Grass, missions of the Williamston 
Church, in Martin County, were admitted to record. 

The Churches were ordered enrolled and the Commission was 
discharged. 

Minutes of the Commission to Organize Two Churches in Martin County 

The Commission appointed by the spring meeting of Albemarle Pres- 
bytery to organize churches at Roberson's Chapel and Bear Grass, in the 
field of Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, in Martin County, met according to agreement 
at the manse in Williamston at 3:15 P. M., May 14, 1939, and was opened 
with prayer. 

Present: Rev. R. E. McClure, Chairman, Rev. Chester Alexander, 
Rev. John C. Whitley, and Ruling Elder A. P. Thorpe, Jr. 

Mr. Alexander was elected Clerk. 

The Commission proceeded to Roberson's Chapel for a service at 4 
P. M., at which Mr. Piephoff conducted the devotional exercises and the 
Chairman preached from the text, "I Will Build My Church." 



After the sermon the Chairman stated the object of the meeting, Mr. 
Piephoff presented a certificate of dismissal of 97 members of the Wil- 
liamston Church to form a separate organization. 

Mr. Alexander extended an invitation to others who might wish to 
join these as charter members of the church. 

The following were recognized as Charter Members of the church, by 
dismissal from the Williamston church: 

J. T. Bailey, Mrs. J. T. Bailey, Ben F. Bowen, Fernando Bowen, Mrs. 
Fernando Bowen, C. D. Bullock, Mrs. C. D. Bullock, Dorris Griffin, Ezeffer- 
lee Griffin, Iola Griffin, Jim Griffin, Mrs. Jim Griffin, Mrs. Gussie Harris, 
Joe Harris, Haywood Holliday, Mrs. P. P. Holliday, Cheslee Jones, Mrs. 
Cheslee Jones, Claudia Keel, Mrs. Claudia Keel, Joseph Keel, Mrs. Rube 
Keel, Mrs. Grover Lilley, Charlie Mac Mizelle, Mrs. Charlie Mac Mizelle, 
Mrs. Luke Mizelle, Charles Thomas Mizelle, Mary Alice Mobley, Sarah ' 
Mae Mobley, Sol Mobley, Mrs. Sol Mobley, David Page, Mrs. Fannie Page, 
Mrs. M. B. Price, Mrs. J. Price, John H. Robertson, Mrs. J. H. Robertson, 
Hilda, Roberson (Mrs. Grady Hardy), John Raymond Roberson, Mrs. 
Laura Taylor, Mrs. Sylvester Taylor, Herbert William Taylor, John Wab- 
bleton, Mrs. John Wabbleton, Lewis H. Wallace, Mrs. Lewis Wallace, 
Lewis Wallace, Jr., Paul Wichard, Marjorie Taylor (Mrs. Sherrill Gur- 
ganus), Woodrow Jenkins, William Herbert Mizelle, Ethel Louise Wynne, 
Myrtle Grace Bowen, Mary Elizabeth Leggett, Thurston Wynne, Jr., 
Lucille Jones, Mildred Modlin, Penny Elizabeth Bowen, Grady Hardy, Mrs. 
Mack Leggett, Eli Bowen, Mrs. Eli Bowen, Mary Elizabeth Warren, 
Maurice Rawls, Marion Rawls, Mrs. Joe Rawls, Earl Roberson, Hilda Mae 
Modlin, Addie Clyde Modlin, Kennon Lewis, Mrs. Herbert Taylor, Miss 
Ruby Wynne, Mrs. Samuell Rogers, Nolie Beach, Mrs. J. L. Beach, Susie 
Wabbleton, Mrs. Nolie Rawls, Ruby Delle Beach, Mrs. Maybell Warren, 
Mrs. Myrtle Swain, Norman Swain, Cleo Swain, Miss Hattie Bowen, Mrs. 
Grover Bowen, Mrs. John Mobley, Miss Mae Bowen, Mrs. Nellie J. Bowen, 
James Staton Whitehurst, Howard Bowen, Mack Henry Leggett, Bettie 
Ray Leggett, Mack Leggett, Jr., Elizabeth Jones, Frances Griffin, James 
Harris, Mrs. James Harris, and Mabel Wynne. 

The members of the proposed church assembled, having duly indi- 
cated their desire to effect such an organization were declared so 
organized, and the name of ROBERSON'S CHAPEL PRESBYTERIAN 
CHURCH was chosen. 

The following were duly nominated, elected, ordained and installed as 
Ruling Elder and Deacons in the congregation, by the Commission with 
the laying on of hands and prayer. Each elected officer was certified as 
having satisfactorily passed an examination by the Williamston Session 
touching experimental religion and a knowledge of the doctrine and 
government of the church. 

Ruling Elder: John H. Roberson. 

Deacons: Eli Bowen, Fernando Bowen, C. D. Bullock, Chesley Jones, 
John Raymond Roberson. 

The Congregation appointed a committee composed of John H. 
Robertson, Mrs. Eli Bowen and Fernando Bowen, to serve in the matter 
of securing a pastor for the church. 

There being no further business the Commission adjourned to meet 
at Bear Grass at 8 P. M. 

The Commission re-assembled at Bear Grass at 8 P. M. 

Rev. John C. Whitley was excused for non-attendance and Rev. Z. T. 
Piephoff, his alternate, duly enrolled. Ruling Elder A. P. Thorpe, Jr., 
was also excused, and Ruling Elder Dillon Cobb was enrolled in his place. 

Candidate J. W. Vinson, of Lexington Presbytery, who had accepted 
a call to serve the Martin County field as an Evangelist, assisting Mr. 
Piephoff, was also present. 

The same order and items of business was followed as at Roberson's 
Chapel, with the following results: 



Charter Members, all by dismissal from Williamston: 

Annie Mae Bailey, Buddy Bailey, Jim G. Bailey, Mrs. Jim G. Bailey, 
Velma Bailey, Walter Bailey, Mrs. Walter Bailey, Sidney Beacham, Mrs. 
Sidney Beacham, Mrs. Toby Bowen, Mrs. E. D. Harris, Jr., Keneezer Har- 
rison, Mrs. Keneezer Harrison, Milford Harrison, Mary Elizabeth Keel, 
Mrs. Louise Leary, Mrs. Lucy Leary, Ben Lilley, Mrs. Ben Lilley, Pete 
Mendenhall, Elbert Rawls, Mrs. Jessie Rawls, Mrs. Annon Rogers, Dohnus 
Rogers, Mrs. Nathan Rogers, Mrs. (Verona) J. Roswell Rogers, Ira Rogers, 
Mrs. Ira Rogers, Herman Rogers, Mrs. Herman Rogers, Mrs. Lewis Rogers, 
Roswell Rogers, Mrs. Noah Rogerson, Noah Rogerson, Mrs. Alonzo 
Revells, Alonzo Revells, Mrs. Dannie Taylor, Mrs. Jeff Taylor, Leamon 
Keel Taylor, Garland Whittey, Mrs. Mandy Whittey, Armanda Wynne, 
Harry Wynne, John W. Wynne, Mrs. J. D. Wynne, Gladys Bailey. 

The name chosen was: BEAR GRASS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 

Officers chosen, ordained, and installed: 

Ruling Elder: Sidney Beacham. 

Deacons: Pete Mendenhall, Kneezer Harrison, Russell Rogers. 

Committee on securing a Pastor: Sidney Beacham, Mrs. Alonzo 
Revells, and Pete Mendenhall. 

After the close of the service, the Commission met and authorized 
the writing of the minutes according to the order of service followed in 
each place. 

The Commission adjourned and was closed with prayer. 

REV. R. E. McCLURE, Chairman. 
REV. CHESTER ALEXANDER, Clerk. 

The Stated Clerk and Treasurer reported the work of the 
office up to date, and submitted the printed Minutes for the ap- 
proval of the Presbytery. 

No statements for the first quarter were sent the churches as 
there was a sufficient balance in the treasury to meet the small 
demands of this quarter. 

The following recommendations were adopted : 

1. That Presbytery request all individuals submitting written re- 
ports to this body to. furnish same in triplicate, with a wide left hand 
margin and typed double spaced. 

2. That the Stated Clerk be directed to have printed a suitable form 
for such reports, printing the above paragraph in the left hand margin, 
and furnish this form to all who are making such reports. 

3. That the Stated Clerk be authorized to have 1,000 letter heads 
printed for the Presbytery, for the use of any official or Committee chair- 
man upon their request. 

Respectfullv submitted, 

REV. R. E. McCLURE. Stated Clerk 
and Treasurer. 

Rev. John Whitley, chairman of Young People's Work, of the 
Committee on Religious Education, made an oral report relative 
to the summer conference for Young People at Peace College, 
which was received as information. 

Upon motion, the Presbytery by rising vote expressed appre- 
ciation to Mr. Whitley and his co-workers in the Conference. 

Miss Mary McRae, the new worker in the Wilson County field, 
was introduced to the Presbytery. 

The motion, that the amendments to the Manual which were 
docketed for this meeting of Presbytery be adopted, was made 
and carried. 

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(This action eliminated the requirement for a popular meeting 
on Synod's Work at the Fall meeting. See page 34, 1938-1939, 
printed minutes of Presbytery.) 

Presbytery took recess for fifteen minutes. 

Presbytery reconvened at 11 A. M. and heard the trial ser- 
mons of Candidates J. W. Vinson and J. S. Bennett. After the 
delivery of the sermons they were commended and sustained as 
a satisfactory part of their examination. 

The thesis, exegesis and popular lectures, having been sub- 
mitted in advance to the examining committee on same, were 
reported by that committee as being highly satisfactory. 

The Presbytery approved this part of their examination upon 
this report. 

Upon motion, the Presbytery took recess for lunch. 

2:10 P. M. 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:10 P. M. and heard the exami- 
nations of the Candidates upon experimental religion, theology, 
sacraments, church government and English Bible. 

These examinations were sustained severally and as a whole 
and the candidates commended for their fine examinations. 

Presbytery proceeded to license the candidates, in accordance 
with the Book of Church Order, the candidates giving affirmative 
answers to the required questions, in the presence of the Presby- 
tery. 

The following minutes of the Commission on the Minister and 
His Work were admitted to record : 

MINUTES OF THE COMMISSION OX THE MINISTER AND 
HIS WORK 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work met at 11:10 A. M., 
July 11, 1939, at the Falkland Church. 

The following were present: E. C. Lynch, W. D. Mclnnis, and H. J. 
Dudley. 

Mr. Mclnnis led in prayer. 

The motion that Mr. J. S. Vinson serve as Stated Supply of the 
Roberson's Chapel and Bear Grass Churches until the Fall meeting of 
Presbytery, was adopted. 

The Motion that the Commission recommend the acceptance of the 
resignation of Rev. H. R. McFadyen as pastor of the William and Mary 
Hart Church and that the dissolution of the pastoral relationship be 
effective June 1, 1939, was adopted. 

The Commission recommends that Mr. McFadyen continue to supply 
the Macclesfield Church until the Fall meeting of Presbytery. 

The Commission recommends that Rev. A. G. Courtenay serve as 
temporary supply of the Fountain and William and Mary Hart Churches. 

REV. E. C. LYNCH, Chairman. 
REV. H. J. DUDLEY, Clerk. 

The Committee on the 50th Anniversary celebration recom- 
mends as the distinctly Presbyterial meeting : 

1. That a popular meeting be arranged at Goldsboro at 7:30 P. M., 
on the 20th of November 193 9. 



2. That the details of this meeting be left in the hands of the pastor 
of that church, the Goldsboro session, and your committee, with the sug- 
gestion that Rev. Edward Mack, D.D., be recognized in the celebration. 

3. That to relieve the Fall Meeting of routine business the Presby- 
tery adjourn to meet at 2:30 P. M., September 19th, at Greenville, for the 
transaction of such business as would normally be before the Pall 
Meeting. 

4. That the Stated Clerk arrange a tentative docket for this ad- 
journed meeting so that members of the Presbytery may be advised of 
the probable business for same. 

REV. HAROLD J. DUDLEY, Chairman. 

A program for the joint Fall Meeting of Albemarle and Gran- 
ville Presbyteries was submitted and approved by the Presbytery. 
It was also approved by Granville Presbytery, according to re- 
ports received. 

The Commission appointed to Install Rev. C. C. Crawford, 
submitted the following minutes, which were admitted to record : 

INSTALLATION OF REV. C. C. CRAWFORD 

The Commission appointed by Albemarle Presbytery to Install Rev. 
C. C. Crawford in the First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth City met in 
that church, Sunday night, May 14, 1939. The Commission constituted 
its work with prayer by the Chairman, Rev. W. D. Mclnnis, after which 
the Commission took charge of the evening service. 

The Commission was composed of Rev. W. D. Mclnnis, Chairman, 
Rev. John Whitley, and Ruling Elder J. Nat Harrison. The evening 
prayer was led by Mr. Whitley. After the singing of the hymn, "The 
Church's One Foundation," Mr. Mclnnis preached from the text: 1 Thes- 
salonians 1:1, using as his theme, "The Church In God." After the 
sermon he propounded the questions both to Mr. Crawford and to the 
congregation. Both having answered affirmatively such questions, Mr. 
Mclnnis prayed the prayer of dedication and declared that Mr. Crawford 
was duly installed as pastor of the church. Mr. Whitley charged the 
pastor and Mr. Harrison charged the congregation. The final hymn was 
"A Charge To Keep." Rev. Mr. Clayton Crawford pronounced the bene- 
diction. 

REV. W. D. McINNIS. Chairman. 

REV. JOHN WHITLEY, Clerk. 

The following were named as a Commission to ordain Candi- 
date J. W. Vinson : Rev. E. C. Lynch, Rev. Harold J. Dudley, Rev. 
J. Norton Dendy, with Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, alternate Minister. 
Ruling Elder Sydney Beecham, with John H. Roberson, as 
alternate. 

The following were named as a Commission to ordain Candi- 
date J. S. Bennett: Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Rev. Chester Alexander, 
Rev. Norman Johnson, with Ruling Elder H. H. Littrell. Alter- 
nate Minister: Rev. R. E. McClure. Alternate Ruling Elder: 
J. B. Sparrow. 

Upon motion the Stated Clerk was designated to prepare and 
read an historical sketch of the Presbytery at the Fiftieth Anni- 
versary fall meeting. 

Rev. R. E. McClure was elected to fill a vacancy on the Home 
Mission Committee, caused by dropping the name of Rev. H. R. 
McFadyen. Due to re-adjustment of fields, Mr. McFadyen will 

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draw part of his salary from the Committee and is thus dis- 
qualified for membership thereon. 

A rising vote of thanks was accorded the Falkland Church. 

The minutes were read, corrected and approved as corrected. 

Upon motion Presbytery adjourned to meet, 2:15 P. M., Sep- 
tember 19th, in Greenville, and was dismissed with prayer by the 
Moderator. 

REV. R. E. McCLURE, Moderator. 
REV. HAROLD J. DUDLEY, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: REV. R. E. McCLURE, Stated Clerk. 



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CALLED MEETING 



Kinston, N. C, August 29, 1939 



The Presbytery of Albemarle met in the First Presbyterian 
Church, Kinston, N. C, on August 29th at 3:30 P. M. 

Rev. E. C. Lynch, last Moderator present, presided, and Rev. 
J. A. Satterfield constituted the Presbytery with prayer. 

Present: Ministers: E. C. Lynch, Chester Alexander, John Whitley, 
Harold J. Dudley, J. A. Satterfield. Ruling Elders: H. H. Littrell, Rocky 
Mount 1st, and H. A. Walker, Kinston. 

The business of the meeting was stated by the Moderator, and 
the following call was found in order: 

The Call 

Montreat, N. C, August 18, 1939 
The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby call Albe- 
marle Presbytery to meet at Kinston, N. C, at 3:30 P. M., August 29th, 
for the purpose of transacting the following business, if the way be clear: 

1. To dissolve the pastoral relationships between Rev. Harold J. 
Dudley and the Kinston and Snow Hill congregations. 

2. To dismiss Mr. Dudley to the Presbytery of Birmingham. 

3. To transact any other matters growing out of either of the above 
items. REV. R. E. McCLURE, Moderator. 

Rev. Harold Dudley presented a call from the First Presby- 
terian Church of Birmingham, Ala., which was examined and 
found in order. 

He requested that Presbytery dissolve the pastoral relation- 
ship between himself and the Kinston and Snow Hill congrega- 
tions. 

Ruling Elder H. A. Walker representing the Kinston congre- 
gation stated that they concurred reluctantly in Mr. Dudley's 
request. Statements were heard also from the Snow Hill congre- 
gation, represented by Ruling Elder W. G. Sheppard, that they 
concurred reluctantly in asking for the dissolution. 

It was moved and unanimously carried that the pastoral rela- 
tionships be so dissolved, and that Mr. Dudley be granted a 
Certificate of Dismissal to the Presbytery of Birmingham. 

Members of the Presbytery spoke with warm appreciation of 
Mr. Dudley and his work in the Presbytery. 

Rev. Chester Alexander was elected to serve until the Fall 
meeting on the Commission on the Minister and His Work, to 
succeed Mr. Dudley. 

The minutes were read and approved, after which the Presby- 
tery was adjourned with prayer by Mr. Alexander. 
REV. E. C. LYNCH, Moderator. 
REV. CHESTER ALEXANDER, Clerk Pro-tern. 
Attest: REV. R. E. McCLURE, Stated Clerk. 

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ADJOURNED MEETING 



Greenville, N. C, September 19, 1939 



Albemarle Presbytery met, pursuant to adjournment, at 4:30 
P. M., just prior to the meeting of the Synod of North Carolina, 
and was called to order by the Moderator Rev. R. E. McClure, 
and opened with prayer. 

The following persons present constituted a quorum: 
Ministers: H. M. Wilson, J. A. Satterfield, C. C. Crawford, R. E. 
McClure. 

Ruling Elder: J. B. Sparrow, Washington. 

There being no business to be transacted, it was moved and 
carried that the Presbytery adjourn to meet at the call of the 
Moderator. 

There being no further business the Presbytery adjourned 
with Prayer. 

REV. R. E. McCLURE, Moderator. 
REV. R. E. McCLURE, Stated Clerk. 

(Note : An unf orseen conflict with the Pre-Synod Home Mis- 
sion Conference made it unwise to attempt to transact any busi- 
ness, hence the above meeting as recorded. Stated Clerk.) 



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ADJOURNED MEETING 



Washington, N. C, October 24, 1939 



Albemarle Presbytery met, in adjourned session, at the call 
of the moderator, pursuant to agreement, at Washington, N. C, 
October 24th, at 3 :30 P. M. 

Granville Presbytery was in session at the Presbyterian 
Church, and Albemarle Presbytery met by courtesy in the Edu- 
cational Building of the Methodist church, and was called to 
order and constituted with prayer by the moderator, Rev. R. E. 
McClure. 

The roll was called and the following were present : 

Ministers: W. D. Mclnnis, E. C. Lynch, R. S. Boyd, D.D., C. C. Craw- 
ford, H. R. McFadyen. H. M. Wilson, R. L. Forbis, Jr., and R. E. McClure. 

Ruling Elders: John Hill Paylor, Farmville; H. H. Littrell, Rocky 
Mount 1st; John B. Sparrow, Washington; Cam. W. Melick. Cann Me- 
morial. 

The Stated Clerk read a call from the Macclesfield Church for 
the pastoral services of Rev. H. R. McFadyen at a salary of 
$200.00 per year, and same was found in order and placed in Mr. 
McFadyen's hands. 

Mr. McFadyen indicated his readiness to accept the call and 
the following were appointed a Commission to install him at Mac- 
clesfield : Rev. Norman Johnson, to preside and preach ; Rev. 
J. A. Satterfield to charge the pastor; Ruling Elder B. W. Brown 
to charge the people; Rev. R. L. Forbis, Jr., to complete the 
Commission. 

Ruling Elder H. H. Littrell was named alternate to Mr. 
Brown, and Presbytery ordered that a quorum might consist of 
one Minister and one Ruling Elder. 

Presbytery voted to consider the Proposed Amendments to 
the Book of Church Order as sent down by the last General 
Assembly. 

After general discussion each of the six proposed amend- 
ments (See 1939 Assembly's Minutes, pp. 53, 136-138) was ap- 
proved by formal vote. 

In the matter of giving advice to the Assembly as touching 
the Committee on Union with other Churches, the Presbytery 
adopted the following statement, proposed by Mr. McFadyen : 

The Presbytery of Albemarle gives it as its advice that the 
Committee on Union with other Presbyterian bodies be con- 
tinued, but has no other suggestions. 

Mr. Littrell reported his attendance upon meetings of the 
Board of Trustees of Peace College, w T hich was received as in- 
formation. 

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Mr. McClure made a similar report as a trustee of Davidson 
College, which was received as information. 

After announcements, Presbytery voted to adjourn to con- 
vene, jointly with Granville Presbytery, in regular Fall session, 
at the Presbyterian Church at 7:30 P. M. 

After the reading of the minutes, which were approved as 
read, the Presbytery was dismissed with prayer by Dr. Boyd. 

REV. R. E. McCLURE, Moderator. 
REV. R. L. FORBIS, JR., Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: REV. R. E. McCLURE, Stated Clerk. 



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101ST STATED SESSION 



First Presbyterian Church, Washington, N. C, 
October 24, 25, 1939 



The 101st Stated Semi-annual Session of Albemarle Presby- 
tery convened in the First Presbyterian Church of Washington, 
N. C, Tuesday, October 24, 1939, at 7:30 P. M., meeting jointly 
with Granville Presbytery, for the opening sermon and Fiftieth 
Anniversary Historical Program. 

The Presbytery was called to order by the moderator, Rev. 
R. E. McClure, and constituted with prayer. 

The opening sermon was preached by Rev. Edward Mack, 
D.D., of East Hanover Presbytery, at the joint request of Gran- 
ville and Albemarle Presbyteries. 

Dr. Mack, now Moderator of the General Assembly, was the 
first minister to be ordained by Albemarle Presbytery at the 
organization meeting in 1889. He was formerly pastor of the 
Washington congregation. He is now Professor Emeritus of 
Union Theological Seminary, and Dean Emeritus of the Graduate 
Department of the same institution. 

The opening sermon was from the text, "It is finished," John 
19:30. 

The Presbyterial Communion service for both Presbyteries 
was conducted by Rev. W. D. Mclnnis, pastor of the host church, 
assisted by Rev. Chas. E. Greenfield, a minister of the Reformed 
Church, living near Washington, and the Session of the Local 
congregation. 

The roll was called and the following were present : (Numeral 
"2" indicates enrollment on Wednesday. "Enr.", enrollment by 
reason of Ordination during summer; "Ex.", excused.) 

Ministers Churches Ruling Elders 

G. B. Hanrahan, Abs 

A. J. Crane, Ex 

J. T. Wildman, Ex 

J. A. Satterfield Bethlehem 

Morton 

E. C. Lynch Wilson 

T. L. Harnesberger, F.M '__ 

H. M. Wilson Farmville J. Hill Paylor 

Falkland 

Z. T. Piephoff Williamston 

R. E. McClure New Bern 

Chester Alexander Howard Memorial R. B. Peters, Sr 

W. D. Mclnnis Washington Jno. B. Sparrow 

H. R. McFadyen Pinetops B. W. Brown, 2 

Macclesfield 

Norman Johnson Rocky Mount, 1st W. S. Wilkinson 

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Ministers Churches Killing Elders 

R. L. Forbis, Jr Rocky Mount, 2nd 

John C. Whitley, Abs La Grange 

Jason 

J. Norton Dendy, Abs Nahalah 

L. R. Scott, D.D., Ex Goldsboro 

C. C. Crawford Cann Memorial C. W. Melick__- 

R. S. Boyd, D.D Greenville 

J. S. Bennett, Enr Ahoskie 

J. W. Vinson, Enr Bear Grass 

Roberson's Chapel 

(Vacant) .. Kinston_ . C. A. Wiggins__ 

( Vacant) 

(Vacant) 

(Vacant) 

(Vacant) 

(Vacant) 

(Vacant) 



Snow HilL 

Calvary _ E. A. Williams 

Eden ton 

Henderlite Mem'l 

Fountain 

Wm. and Mary Hart 

(Names of Ministers, in order of reception by the Presbytery. Stated 
Clerk.) 

Rev. T. L. Harnesberger was elected Moderator. 

Rev. W. D. Mclnnis made a report for the Steering Committee 
and announced the plans for the special Historical Program on 
Wednesday, and the time for the opening of the Presbytery, at 
9 A. M., Wednesday. 

The Presbytery is to hold all its sessions, except the Historical 
Program in the Educational Building of the Methodist Church. 

The Presbytery adjourned and was dismissed with prayer by 
Rev. Chester Alexander. 



9 A. M. 

The Presbytery convened at 9 A. M., Wednesday, in the Edu- 
cational Building of the Methodist Church, and was led in a 
devotional period by the Moderator, Mr. Harnesberger. 

The minutes of the adjourned meeting and of the opening 
session of this meeting were read and approved. 

The Moderator announced the following Standing Committees : 

Nominations: Rev. E. C. Lynch, Chairman, Rev. H. R. McFadyen, 
Ruling Elder C. W. Melick. 

Attendance: Rev. H. M. Wilson, Chairman, Ruling Elder C. A. 
Wiggins. 

Minutes of Assembly: Rev. W. D. Mclnnis, Ruling Elder E. A. 
Williams. 

Thanks: Rev. Norman Johnson, Chairman, Ruling Elder J. Hill 
Paylor. 

Mr. Henry B. Searight, a member of the Washington Church, 
and son of a former pastor of that church, presented himself to 
be taken under the care of this Presbytery as a Candidate for the 
Gospel Ministry. 

Rev. R. E. McClure, Chairman of the Committee on Examina- 
tions, reported that Mr. Searight had presented the necessary 
credentials and filled out satisfactorily all forms required by the 
General Assembly, and recommended that he be received as a 
Candidate, subject to the usual oral examinations. 

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Mr. Searight was then examined by the Presbytery on Ex- 
perimental Religion and Motives for seeking the Ministry. His 
examinations were sustained as satisfactory and he was received 
under the care of the Presbytery by formal vote. 

Dr. Edward Mack, sitting with the Presbytery as a visiting 
brother, delivered a charge to the Candidate and led in a prayer 
for God's guidance upon him. 

The Commission to Ordain Licentiate J. S. Bennett made a 
report, but because of irregularities in the case, asked permission 
to submit their full minutes at a subsequent meeting. This was 
granted. 

The Commission to Ordain Licentiate J. W. Vinson submitted 
the minutes of their meeting, which were admitted to record, as 
follows : 

Commission to Ordain Licentiate J. W. Vinson as an Evangelist 
in Martin County 

The Commission met at 4 P. M., September 10, 1939, at Roberson's 
Chapel Presbyterian Church and was constituted with prayer by Rev. 
Z. T. Piephoff. 

The following were present: Rev. E. C. Lynch, Chairman. Rev. J. 
Norton Dendy, Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, and Ruling Elder Sidney Beacham. 

Rev. Z. T. Piephoff was elected clerk. 

The worship service was conducted by Mr. Piephoff with Mr. Dendy 
reading the Scripture after the singing of a hymn and prayer. After the 
Scripture lesson, the children of the church sang a chorus entitled, "Move 
Out, Move Out, Let Jesus Move In." Mr. Lynch then stated to the con- 
gregation the action of Presbytery and the purpose of the meeting. 

Mr. Dendy preached the sermon. His subject was, "Christ Jesus, The 
Man." (John 19:14.) After the sermon the prayer was led by Mr. Dendy. 

The constitutional questions were then propounded by Mr. Lynch, all 
of which Licentiate J. W. Vinson, answered in the affirmative. Mr. Vinson 
was duly Ordained to the Gospel Ministry by the laying on of the hands 
of the Presbytery and the Ordination prayer led by Mr. Lynch. 

The service was closed with the singing of a hymn, "Bless Be The 
Tie That Binds." and the Benediction by Rev. Mr. Lynch. 

The Commission adjourned, after the reading of the minutes. 

REV. E. C. LYNCH, Chairman. 
REV. Z. T. PIEPHOFF, Clerk. 

A communication from Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., was read, re- 
questing that he be excused from this meeting. The request was 
granted. 

Rev. W. D. Mclnnis made a verbal report on Presbytery's 
Home Missions, which was received as information. 

Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, in the absence of Dr. Scott, made a verbal 
report for the Committee on Religious Education, which was re- 
ceived as information. 

Upon motion the Presbytery directed the Stated Clerk to write 
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Johnson, of the Howard Memorial Church, 
a letter of appreciation for their personal services and contri- 
butions that have made possible the erection of a new building at 
Mayo's, near Tarboro, which is to be known as the Johnson's 
Presbyterian Chapel. 



Rev. Norman Johnson presented his resignation as a member 
of the Religious Education Committee and this vacancy was re- 
ferred to the Nominating Committee. 

The Finance and Auditing Committee presented the budget 
for the year 1940-1941, which was discussed by the Presbytery. 

Upon motion the Presbytery took recess until 4:30 P. M., to 
unite with Granville Presbytery in an Historical Program, and 
was dismissed with prayer by the Moderator. 

(The Printed Program of the exercises is inserted herewith, 
as a record of the occasion. Stated Clerk.) 

50TH ANNIVERSARY — ALBEMARLE PRESBYTERY 

Historical Program in Connection with Joint Meeting 1 Albemarle 
and Granville Presbyteries 

11 A.M.-4 P.M., October 25, 193!) at First Presbyterian Church, 
Washington, N. C. 



11 A. M. 

Rev. L. I. Stell, Roanoke Rapids, Presiding 



11 — 11:20 Devotional, by Presiding Officer 

11:20 Roll Call of Churches and Former Members of both 

Presbyteries 
11:30 Hymn 

Papers, as follows, copies to be filed with 
Stated Clerks for record in files of Presby- 
tery, at Spence Library and Presbyterian 
Historical Foundation 
Young People's League — Granville Presbytery 

Miss Edith Brown, Raleigh, N. C. 
Young People's League — Albemarle Presbytery 

Miss Wyatt Wilkinson, Rocky Mount, N. C. 
Presbyterial Auxiliary — Granville Presbytery 

Mrs. W. D. Pearce, Raleigh, N. C. 
Presbyterial Auxiliary — Albemarle Presbytery 

Mrs. J. M. Hobgood, Farmville, N. C. 
Presbytery of Granville — Granville Presbytery 

Rev. J. S. Kennison, Townsville, N. C. 
Presbytery of Albemarle — Rev. R. E. McClure, 

New Bern, N. C. 
12:45 Hymn 

Benediction 

2:30 P. M. 

Rev. R. E. McClure, New Bern, Presiding 



30 Devotional, led by Presiding Officer 

45 Unreached Objectives: 

Granville Presbvtery — -Rev. John H. Grey, Ph. D., 

Raleigh, N. C. 
Albemarle Presbytery — Rev. W. D. Mclnnis, 
Washington, N. C. 

:10 Hymn 

Address: PRESBYTERIANISM AND EASTERN CAROLINA 
— Rev. R. A. Lapsley, D. D., 1st Presbyterian Church, Roa- 
noke, Va., and formerly member of Albemarle Presbytery 

:45 Consecration service, led by Moderators of Granville and 

Albemarle Presbyteries elected at Washington 

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ROLL OF CHURCHES 

100 Years Old: Grassy Creek, 17 50 — Granville; Nut Bush, 175 7— 
Granville; Raleigh 1st, 1810 — Granville; New Bern, 1817 — Albemarle; 
Oxford, 1818 — Granville; Washington, 1822 — Albemarle; Warrenton, 
18 28 — Granville; Shiloh, 1832 — Granville. 

50 Years Old: Geneva, 1852 — Granville; Goldsboro, 18 55 — Albe- 
marle; Oak Hill, 18 62 — Granville; Henderson, 1874 — Granville; Howard 
Memorial, 1874 — Albemarle; Rocky Mount 1st, 1879; Nahalah, 1880 — 
Albemarle; La Grange, 188 3 — Albemarle; Wilson, 188 5 — Albemarle; 
Cann Memorial, 1889. 

Raleigh 2nd, Oakland, Louisburg, and Littleton were on the roll in 
188 9. Each was subsequently dissolved. Littleton was re-organized in 
1897, Oakland in 1924. 



4:30 P. M. 



Presbytery reconvened at 4:30 P. M., and resumed considera- 
tion of the report of the Committee on Finance and Auditing. 

The following budget for the year 1940-1941 was adopted, and 
the total prorated out to the churches on the basis indicated: 
(For exact amount to each church, see Appendix. Stated Clerk.) 

BUDGET 

To General Assembly (based on Current Year) $341.85 

To Synod (estimated, 2^ per member, 1940 reports) 94.00 

Salaries: 

Stated Clerk $100.00 

Permanent Clerk 20.00 

Benevolent Treasurer 50.00 170.00 

Estimated Expenses: 

Stated Clerk and Treasurer 20.00 

Benevolent Treasurer 10.00 30.00 

Printing and Mailing Minutes 130.00 

Commission on Minister and His Work 50.00 

Miscellaneous Expenses 34.15 



Total (Same as 1939-1940) $850.00 

Basis of Apportionment to Churches: 

Total paid (1938-1939) Current Expenses $28,333 

Total paid on Pastor's Salaries Direct $27,024 



Total Both $55,357 

The total of the Budget is a little less than 1.5% of the total of these 

amounts paid by the whole Presbytery. 

The assessment of each church shall be 1.5% of the total each church 

reported as paid on Current Expenses and Pastor's Salary, calculated, to 

the nearest whole dollar. 

After a discussion of the need of additional funds for Home 
Missions in the Presbytery, Rev. W. D. Mclnnis was appointed to 
name a special committee to work out a plan to raise these funds. 

Rev. R. S. Boyd, D. D., made a report for the Committee on 
Spiritual Life and Evangelism, which was received as informa- 
tion. It was ordered that the recommendations involved be 
mimeographed and distributed to the churches in lieu of being 
printed in the minutes, due to the current interest in the Evange- 

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listic Crusade which will have been concluded for 1939-1940 prior 
to printing the minutes. 

Rev. E. C. Lynch made a report for the Committee on the 
Minister's Annuity Fund, which was received as information. 

It was moved and carried that each Church that has not 
raised its full quota for this Fund, be visited by the Committee 
in the interest of the Fund. 

An invitation was accepted to hold the Mid-winter Adjourned 
meeting of the Presbytery at Greenville, on January 9, 1940, at 
10:30 A. M. 

A verbal report of the work of the Commission on the Minister 
and His Work was given by the Chairman, Rev. E. C. Lynch, and 
was received as information. 

The Nominating Committee made its report which was 
adopted, and is as follows : 

Nominating Committee 

The Nominating Committee recommends the election of the following 
to the duties and for the terms indicated: 

Permanent Clerk, to fill unexpired term to Spring 1940, Rev. R. L. 
Forbis, Jr. 

Presbytery's Home Missions: Rev. W. D. Mclnnis, Chairman, Rev. 
Norman Johnson, Ruling Elder H. H. Littrell to succeed themselves for 
a term of three years. 

Assembly's Work: Rev. R. E. McClure, to succeed himself, Ruling 
Elder J. H. Paylor, to succeed, S. E. Tillett, for term of three years, on 
sub-committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief. Rev. Z. T. 
Piephoff and Ruling Elder J. F. Robertson, to succeed themselves, for a 
term of three years, on Religious Education and Publication. 

Synod's Work: Rev. W. D. Mclnnis, to succeed Rev. H. R. McFadyen, 
for unexpired term, on Home Missions. Rev. H. R. McFadyen, to succeed 
Rev. G. B. Hanrahan, for term of three years. 

Stewardship: Ruling Elder J. Nat Harrison and Ruling Elder H. A. 
Walker, to succeed themselves for a term of three years. 

Woman's Work: Ruling Elder A. P. Thorpe, Jr., to succeed Ruling 
Elder J. T. Lawrence, for a term of three years. 

Religious Education: Rev. R. S. Boyd, D. D., to succeed Rev. Norman 
Johnson, resigned, for unexpired term, on sub-committee in Adult Division. 

Finance and Auditing: Ruling Elder B. W. Moseley, to succeed 
Ruling Elder O. C. Boney, for term of three years. 

Moral and Social Welfare: Rev. C. C. Crawford, to succeed Rev. 
Harold J. Dudley, for a term of three years. 

Official Reports of the Churches: Ruling Elder M. F. McKeel, Jr.. 
to succeed Ruling Elder J. B. Sparrow, for term of three years. 

Sessional Records: Rev. J. S. Bennett to succeed Rev. John C. 
Whitley, for term of three years. 

Examining Committee: Rev. L. R. Scott, D. D., to succeed Rev. 
Harold J. Dudley, on Church Government. 

Commission on the Minister and H!s Work: Ruling Elder J. R. 
Edmundson, to succeed Ruling Elder C. P. McCluer, for term of three 
years. Rev. Chester Alexander to succeed Rev. H. J. Dudley, for un- 
expired term. 

REV. E. C. LYNCH. Chairman. 

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Rev. Norman Johnson made a report for the Committee on 
Thanks, expressing appreciation for the courtesies of the Church 
for the entire meeting. 

This report was approved by a rising vote. 

There being no further business, the Presbytery adjourned 
with the reading of the minutes, which were approved. 

Presbytery was dismissed with prayer by Rev. Piephoff, to 
meet in mid-winter adjourned session at Greenville, N. C, Jan- 
uary 9, 1940. 

REV. T. L. HARNESBERGER, Moderator. 

REV. R. L. FORBIS, JR., Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: REV. R. E. McCLURE, Stated Clerk. 



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MID-WINTER ADJOURNED SESSION 



Williamston, N. C, January 9, 1940 



Albemarle Presbytery met at the Presbyterian Church, Wil- 
liamston, N. C, at 10:30 A. M., January 9, 1940, and was called 
to order and constituted with prayer by the Moderator, Rev. T. L. 
Harnesberger. 

The roll was called and the following were present: 

Ministers: R. S. Boyd, D. D., H. R. McFadyen, T. L. Harnesberger, 
Norman Johnson, H. M. Wilson, W. D. Mclnnis, E. C. Lynch, John C. 
Whitley, J. Norton Dendy. J. A. Satterfield, R. L. Forbis, Chester Alex- 
ander, Z. T. Piephoff. 

Ruling Elders: J. H. Paylor, Farmville; F. R. Whitehead, Nahalah; 
G. H. Webb, Pinetops; J. B. Sparrow, Washington; Arthur Fountain, Win. 
and Mary Hart; F. M. Pridgen, Rocky Mount 1st; O. J. Joyner, Bethlehem; 
J. Nat Harrison, Greenville; and H. A. Walker, Kinston. 

Rev. A. G. Courtenay, of Knoxville Presbytery, was intro- 
duced to the Presbytery and invited to sit as a visiting brother. 

Rev. C. A. Lawrence, of Fayetteville Presbytery, was intro- 
duced to the Presbytery and invited to sit as a visiting brother. 

The matter of receiving Mr. Lawrence from Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery was discussed. It was ordered that the Commission on 
the Minister and His Work endeavor to secure a letter from 
Fayetteville Presbytery, as Mr. Lawrence is engaged in evange- 
listic work in the Presbytery. 

Rev. E. C. Lynch made an oral report on the Committee on 
the Minister's Annuity Fund, which was received as information. 

Rev. W. D. Mclnnis, stated that the Home Mission Committee 
would meet their part of the Annuity payments for Home Mission 
workers. 

Rev. Chester Alexander made a report for the Stewardship 
Committee, recommending the same Askings of the Churches as 
in 1939-1940. This report was received as information and the 
recommendation adopted. (See schedule in Appendix. Stated 
Clerk.) 

Mr. Alexander announced that a special committee of the 
Home Mission Committee would endeavor to raise $1,300.00 extra 
for that work, and asked the support of all ministers and elders. 

Various methods of raising same were proposed, and the 
matter was re-committed to the Home Mission Committee, in 
conjunction with the Stewardship Committee. 

Rev. L. R. Scott, D. D., and Rev. R. E. McClure, were at their 
request excused from attendance upon this meeting. 

Presbytery took recess for lunch and was dismissed with 
prayer by Rev. J. N. Dendy. 

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J. W. Vinson, R. F. D. 2, Williamston, N. C. 


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Bethlehem, R. F. D., Rocky Mount, N. C. 


J. A. Satterfield, Rocky Mount, N. C 


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Cann Memorial, Elizabeth City, N. C 


C. C. Crawford, Elizabeth City, N. C 


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L. R. Scott, D.D., Goldsboro, N. C 


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R. S. Boyd, D.D., Greenville, N. C 


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Howard Memorial, Tarboro, N. C 


Chester Alexander, Tarboro, N. C 


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5 








H. R. McFadyen, Pinetops, N. C 


4 





2 







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J. A. Satterfield, Rocky Mount, N. C 


2 


2 


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J. N. Dendy, Tarboro, N. C. 


5 


4 


11 


2 








R. E. McClure, New Bern, N. C 


9 


9 


19 


20 






H. R. McFadyen, Pinetops, N. C. 


5 


7 


10 


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Norman Johnson, Rocky Mount, N. C 


14 


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35 


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R. L. Forbis, Jr., Rocky Mount, N. C 


4 


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12 


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1 


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182 


279 


273 






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175 


184 


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3 P. M. 

Presbytery re-convened at 3 P. M. and was led in prayer by 
Rev. Norman Johnson. 

Rev. W. D. Mclnnis made the report of the Home Mission 
Committee which was received as information with the adoption 
of the following recommendations: 

1. That Farmville and Snow Hill, Falkland and Fountain, Wm. and 
Mary Hart and Nahalah, be grouped for pastoral services. 

2. That the Committee be allowed to employ an Educational Secre- 
tary at a salary of $1,800 per year plus $600.00 for expenses, and this 
secretary be selected by the Home Mission Committee. The Chairman of 
the Home Mission Committee is charged with the duty of raising $1,200 
for this project, with the understanding that if it is not raised, the project 
does not become effective. 

Rev. E. C. Lynch, for the Committee on Assembly's Work, 
read a communication from the Foreign Mission Committee 
urging observance of the week of Prayer and Self-denial this 
month. 

Ruling Elder H. H. Littrell, Trustee of Peace College, read a 
communication from the college asking that $500.00 be raised in 
Albemarle Presbytery for Peace. 

It was moved and carried that Rev. John C. Whitley, the 
Director of Young People, raise the money through the Young 
People of Albemarle Presbytery. 

Rev. W. D. Mclnnis reported that a friend had paid the 
$200.00 share of Albemarle Presbytery on the Evangelistic 
Campaign. 

The thanks of the Presbytery were extended to Ruling Elder 
A. P. Thorpe for paying this amount, and the Stewardship Com- 
mittee was ordered to work out some plan by which the amount 
could be re-paid. 

Rev. John C. Whitley made an oral report on the Young 
People's work and announced a Training School for Director's 
of Young People in local churches. 

The time and place of the next meeting was left to the 
Moderator and Stated Clerk. 

There being no further business, the Presbytery adjourned 
after the reading of the Minutes, and was dismissed with prayer 
by Rev. R. S. Boyd. 

REV. T. L. HARNESBERGER, Moderator. 

REV. R. L. FORBIS, JR., Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: REV. R. E. McCLURE, Stated Clerk. 



26 



CALLED MEETING 



Presbyterian Church, Greenville, March 11, 1940 



Albemarle Presbytery met in called session, at the Presby- 
terian Church, Greenville, at 10:30 A. M., March 11, 1940, and 
was constituted with prayer by Dr. R. S. Boyd. 

The roll was called and the following were present: 

Ministers: H. M. Wilson, E. C. Lynch, C. C. Crawford, H. R. Mc- 
Fadyen, J. N. Dendy, J. T. Wildman, W. D. Mclnnis, Chester Alexander, 
Robt. S. Boyd, D. D., R. L. Forbis, Jr., John Whitley, and R. E. McClure. 

Ruling Elders : J. C. Corbett, Farmville; F. M. Pridgen, Rocky Mount 
1st; R. Lee Stewart, Washington; Henry A. Walker, Kinston. 

Others present in the interest of matters before the Presby- 
tery were: 

Rev. C. A. Lawrence, of Falkland. Ruling Elders R. A. Gary, 
Henderson ; W. H. Ellsworth, and R. P. Fowle, of Washington. 

Rev. R. E. McClure, last moderator present, took the chair 
and the following call was read and found in order : 

The Call 

The constitutional requirements having been met, and the Moderator 
of the Presbytery being without the bounds of the Presbytery, by virtue of 
my office as Stated Clerk, I hereby call Albemarle Presbytery to meet at 
10:30 A. M., Monday, March 11th, at the Presbyterian Church, Greenville, 
N. C, to transact the following business, if the way be clear: 

1. To receive Rev. C. A. Lawrence from Fayetteville Presbytery and 
to grant him evangelistic powers. 

2. To grant Candidate Henry B. Searight permission to pursue a 
course of study at Union Theological Seminary that omits Hebrew from 
his required work. 

3. To act upon the resignation of Rev. W. D. Mclnnis, as pastor of 
the Washington Church. 

4. To act upon his resignation from various committees of the 
Presbytery. 

5. To grant a Certificate of Dismissal to Granville Presbytery to Mr. 
Mclnnis. 

6. To fill such Committee vacancies as may be made by the above 
action. 

7. To fix the time and place of the Regular Spring Meeting. 

8. To transact any business directly related to any of the above 
items. 

REV. R. E. McCLURE, Stated Clerk. 

Upon motion, duly carried, it was ordered that the items of 
the call be taken up in their order. 

Rev. C. A. Lawrence, a member of Fayetteville Presbytery, 
but without charge, and living within the bounds of Albemarle 
Presbytery, presented a Certificate of Dismissal from that Pres- 
bytery to this. 

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Mr. Lawrence was received by formal vote, and was examined 
on Experimental Religion, Theology and Church Government. 

The examinations were sustained severally and as a whole 
and he was admitted to the Presbytery upon his signing the 
obligations of a member. 

In the matter of Henry B. Searight, the question regarding 
granting him permission to omit Hebrew from his course of 
study was deferred until the regular Spring Meeting. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to communicate with Mr. 
Searight and Union Theological Seminary, regarding his con- 
templated course, and to report to the Spring Meeting. 

After hearing from the Washington Church, through their 
representative, that the congregation there had formally voted 
to concur with Mr. Mclnnis in his request for a dissolution of the 
pastoral relationship, this was so dissolved, upon motion and 
formal vote. 

Members of the Presbytery expressed their appreciation for 
the services rendered the Presbytery by Mr. Mclnnis. 

In like manner, the resignation of Mr. Mclnnis from the 
various committees of the Presbytery was accepted, and he was 
granted a Certificate of Dismissal to Granville Presbytery. 

Rev. Chester Alexander was elected to succeed Mr. Mclnnis as 
Chairman of the Presbytery's Home Mission Committee, and Rev. 
R. S. Boyd, D. D., was added to the Committee in the vacancy 
left by Mr. Mclnnis. 

Rev. H. R. McFadyen was elected to fill the vacancy on the 
Commission on the Minister and His Work, created by the resig- 
nation. 

All other vacancies were left for the Spring Meeting of the 
Presbytery, with the understanding that there would probably be 
a complete re-adjustment of the Committees, where Mr. Alex- 
ander and Mr. Mclnnis has been serving. 

An invitation was accepted from the Howard Memorial 
Church, at Tarboro, to hold the regular Spring Meeting there. 
April 23 and 24th were set as the days to meet the convenience 
of the host church. 

There was no business, other than the above, growing out of 
any of the above items, and the Presbytery adjourned with prayer 
by Dr. Boyd. 

REV. R. E. McCLURE, Moderator. 

REV. R. L. FORBIS, JR., Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: REV. R. E. McCLURE, Stated Clerk. 



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CALLED MEETING 



Presbyterian Church, Greenville, April 9, 1940 



Albemarle Presbytery met at the Presbyterian Church, Green- 
ville, at 6:00 P. M., April 9, 1940, and was opened with prayer. 
The roll was called and the following were present: 

Ministers: L. R. Scott, D. D., R. L. Forbis, Jr., E. C. Lynch, R. S. 
Boyd, D. D., Norman Johnson, C, C. Crawford, John Whitley, H. M. Wilson, 
H. R. McFadyen, Chester Alexander, and R. E. McClure. 

Ruling Elder: John B. Sparrow, of Washington. 

Rev. R. E. McClure, last Moderator present, read the call 
which was found in order, as follows : 

The Call 

The constitutional requirements having been met, and the Moderator 
of the Presbytery being without the bounds of the Presbytery, by virtue of 
my office as Stated Clerk, I hereby call Albemarle Presbytery to meet at a 
convenient time during the sessions of the Superintendents' and Pastors' 
Institute, Greenville, N. C, April 9, 1940, to dismiss Rev. John Whitley 
to Orange Presbytery, if the way be clear and to transact any other 
matters pertaining thereto. 

REV. R. E. McCLURE, Stated Clerk. 

Presbytery was informed that Mr. Whitley had a call from 
the Spray Presbyterian church of Orange Presbytery, and that he 
was not installed as pastor in his present field. 

Upon motion, duly carried, a Certificate of Dismissal to Orange 
Presbytery was granted Mr. Whitley. 

Rev. R. E. McClure was appointed Director of the Young 
People's Conference at Peace College, July 1-5, 1940. 

Other vacancies caused by the dismissal of Mr. Whitley, were 
docketed for the Spring Meeting of the Presbytery. 

There being no further business, the Presbytery was dis- 
missed with prayer. 

REV. R. E. McCLURE, Moderator. 

REV. R. L. FORBIS, JR., Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: REV. R. E. McCLURE, Stated Clerk. 



102ND STATED SESSION 



Howard Memorial Presbyterian Church, Tarboro, N. C, 
April 23, 24, 1940 



The 102nd Stated Semi-annual Sessions of Albemarle Presby- 
tery convened in the Howard Memorial Presbyterian Church, 
Tarboro, N. C, at 8 P. M., April 23, 1940. 

The opening sermon was preached by Rev. T. L. Harnesberger, 
retiring Moderator, from the text, Luke 14 :22-23. 

The Presbytery was called to order by the Moderator and was 
constituted with prayer led by Rev. Norman Johnson. 

The roll was called. The following were present: ("2" indi- 
cates enrollment on second day. "Ex." indicates excused. "Enr." 
indicates enrollment on second day.) 

Ministers Churches Ruling Elders 

G. B. Hanrahan, Ex 

A. J. Crane, Ex 

J. T. Wildman, Ex 

J. A. Satterfield Bethlehem T. B. Joyner 

Morton 

E. C. Lynch Wilson 

T. L. Harnesberger 

H. M. Wilson Farmville J. C. Corbett, 2 

Falkland G. H. Pittman 

Z. T. Piephoff, Ex Williamston 

R. E. McClure New Bern H. B. Smith, 2 

Chester Alexander Howard Memorial R. B. Peters, Jr 

H. R. McFadyen Pinetops 1 B. W. Brown, 2 

Macclesfield 

Norman Johnson Rocky Mount 1st W. N. Clark 

R. L. Forbis, Jr Rocky Mount 2nd J. H. Smith, 2 

J. N. Dendy Nahalah 

R. L. Scott, D.D Goldsboro J. S. Pressley, 2 

R. S. Boyd, D.D Greenville J. Nat Harrison, 2 

C. C. Crawford Cann Memorial A. W. Houtz 

J. S. Bennett Ahoskie 

J. W. Vinson Bear Grass Sydney Beacham, 2 

Roberson's Chapel 

C. A. Lawrence 

T. H. Hamilton, Enr Kinston H. A. Walker, 2 

(Stated Supply) Fountain R. A. Fountain, 2 

(Stated Supply) Snow Hill W. G. Sheppard 

(Vacant) Calvary 

(Vacant) Edenton 

(Vacant) Henderlite Mem'l 

(Vacant) Jason 

(Vacant) La Grange 

(Vacant) Washington J. B. Sparrow 

W. H. Ellsworth, 2_^_ 

(Vacant) Wm. and Mary Hart_ T. F. Savage 

Walter Cherry, 2 

Ministers 17 Churches Represented 17 

(Ministers listed in order of reception into the Presbytery. Roll cor- 
rected to close of Presbytery.) 

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Rev. R. L. Forbis, Jr., was elected Moderator and Rev. H. R. 
McFadyen was appointed to serve as Permanent Clerk, protem, 
in place of Mr. Forbis. 

Rev. Chester Alexander made the report for the Steering Com- 
mittee, which was adopted, fixing the hours of the Presbytery for 
recess and for special reports and features. 

By special request Rev. J. Norton Dendy made the report of 
the Committee on the Official Reports of the Churches. This 
report was adopted and is as follows: 

Official Reports 

2 9 Churches, two of them new. Bear Grass and Roberson's Chapel. 

Addition during year: On Profession, 27 9. On Certificate or Re- 
affirmation, 273. 

Net gains: Church Membership, 274. Sunday Schools: Number of 
schools, 1; enrollment, 213. 

Total membership: Churches, 4,832; Sunday Schools, 4,334. 

10 churches show no additions by Certificate. 
6 churches show no additions on Profession of Faith. 

There was a decrease in gifts to Benevolences of $2,000. An increase 
in Current Expenses of $1,500 and a $4,000 increase to Congregational 
Home Missions, with a total increase to all causes of $16,000. 

Nine churches have no Every Member canvass, and sixteen have no 
manse. 

Respectfully submitted, 

REV. J. N. DENDY, Chairman. 

The moderator appointed the following to serve on the Nomi- 
nating Committee: 

Rev. L. R. Scott, D. D., Chairman, Rev. E. C. Lynch and 
Ruling Elder R. B. Peters, Jr. 

Upon motion Presbytery adjourned to meet again at 9 A. M., 
Wednesday, April 24th, with Rev. R. S. Boyd, D. D., conducting 
the devotional exercises. 

Presbytery was dismissed with prayer by Rev. E. C. Lynch. 



9 A. M.— WEDNESDAY 

Presbytery re-convened at 9 A. M. and was led in a devotional 
exercise by Dr. Boyd, with a meditation on the 51st Psalm. 

Presbytery was called to order by the Moderator. 

The minutes of called meetings of March 11th and April 9th, 
were read and approved as read. 

The minutes of the evening session were read and approved 
as read. 

Rev. T. H. Hamilton, of Granville Presbytery, Rev. A. G. 
Courtenay, of Knoxville Presbytery, and Rev. J. O. Mann, D. D., 
of Wilmington Presbytery were introduced to the Presbytery and 
invited to sit as visiting brethren. 

Ruling Elders present were enrolled. (See Roll, names 
marked "2".) 

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Local church leaders were introduced to the Presbytery. 
These included Mrs. J. C. Gardner, President of Albemarle Pres- 
byterial ; Mrs. S. N. Harrell, Member of the Executive Committee 
of Religious Education and Publication, and of the Committee 
on Woman's Work, of the Assembly ; Mrs. C. A. Johnson, instru- 
mental in the work at Johnson Memorial Presbyterian Chapel; 
and W. L. Dowdy, from Johnson Memorial Chapel. 

Mr. Lloyd Harrison, a member of the Ahoskie Presbyterian 
Church, was recognized and given the privileges of the floor. 
This congregation has no session. 

The moderator announced the appointment of the following 
standing committees : 

On Attendance 

Rev. H. M. Wilson, Chairman; Ruling Elders T. B. Joyner, and W. G. 
Sheppard. 

On Thanks 

Rev. Norman Johnson, Chairman; Ruling Elders H. A. Walker and 
A. W. Houtz. 

On Sessional Records 

Rev. J. A. Satterfield, and Ruling Elders G. H. Pittman, J. B. Sparrow 
and W. N. Clark. 

Rev. Mr. Hamilton presented a Certificate of Dismissal from 
Granville Presbytery to Albemarle, and was received, subject to 
the usual examinations and his signing the Obligations of 
Ministers. 

The moderator examined Mr. Hamilton on Experimental Re- 
ligion, and he was subsequently examined on Theology, Sacra- 
ments, and Church Government. Each of these examinations 
was sustained as satisfactory. 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work presented the 
Call from the Kinston Church for the pastoral services of Mr. 
Hamilton for $2,100 a year, with the use of a manse, recommend- 
ing that it be found in order and placed in his hands. This was 
done by formal vote. 

Mr. Hamilton accepted the Call and was instructed by the 
Presbytery to name a Commission to install him at some future 
date. 

The following were elected commissioners to the General 
Assembly to meet May 16, 1940, at Chattanooga, Tenn. : 

Ministers 
Principals Alternate s 

Rev. T. L. Harnesberger Rev. L. R. Scott, D. D. 

Rev. R. L. Forbis, Jr. Rev. R. E. McClure 

Ruling' Elders 

R. P. Fowle, Washington R. B. Peters, Jr., Howard Memorial 

R. A. Fountain, Fountain J. C. Corbett, Farmville 

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The Stated Clerk and Treasurer made the following report, 
which was adopted, including the granting of the requests con- 
tained there in, and is as follows : 

Report of Stated Clerk and Treasurer 

Your Stated Clerk would report that the work of the office is up to 
date, as far as possible, and that a bid has been received and accepted for 
printing the Minutes at the same figure as last year. 

He respectfully asks the Presbytery to instruct him as to the delivery 
of the Minutes. Shall delivery be made to the Pastor in bulk, or by direct 
mail to each person entitled to receive same? 

He further asks the Presbytery to direct that Minutes be mailed the 
following: 

Every Ruling Elder; every Church Treasurer, of either Current Ex- 
penses or Benevolences, or both; every Chairman of Board of Deacons; 
Stated Clerks of other Presbyteries in North Carolina; every benevolent 
agency of our denomination, to whom funds go from this Presbytery; The 
President and Secretary of Albemarle Presbyterial; every other person 
who is a member of any Committee or Commission of the Presbytery, 
each of the above to receive ONE copy. 

Every Minister, Licentiate, and Candidate of the Presbytery; Spence 
Library; Historical Foundation at Montreat; Davidson College Library; 
University of North Carolina Library; The Stated Clerks of the General 
Assembly and of the Synod of North Carolina; each of the above to receive 
TWO copies, except that only ONE copy shall be sent to any Candidate. 

Reports have been received from every church in the Presbytery 
except Edenton and Henderlite Memorial. 

The compiled Statistical Report to the General Assembly will furnish 
details, and a condensed report will be printed in the Minutes of the 
Presbytery. 

Your Clerk would recommend that the Commission on the Minister 
and His Work be directed to see that regular services are resumed at 
Henderlite Memorial Church, or that the existing circumstances that 
might make such services impractical, be investigated and reported to 
the Presbytery at the July Meeting, with a view to either reviving the 
work or dissolving the church. 

As Treasurer of the Presbytery, we would report all bills paid in full 
for the past year. Small amounts have been over paid. There is ample 
surplus to cover the printing of the Minutes and other necessary expenses. 

The surplus carried over is not as large as last year due to expenditure 
of approximately $50.00 for the expenses of the two historical meetings 
in the Fall. 

The following churches are in arrears for their Presbytery's Assess- 
ment: 

Henderlite Memorial, $4.00. Three dollars of this is for prior years, 
in spite of a credit given the church in 1939 of $6.00. The last remittance 
from this church was in January 193 6. 

La Grange, $1.00, current assessment for 1939-1940. 

Snow Hill, $10.50. (Paid since adjournment of Presbytery. Stated 
Clerk.) 

Total balances due: $15.50 (Now $5.00). 

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TREASURER'S REPORT 

Presbytery's Assessment Fund 
Receipts : 

To Balance, April 12, 1939 $194.26 

To Receipts from Churches 792.00 $986.26 $986.26 

Note: Includes over-payments, as follows 
credited on 1940-1941 Assess- 
ments: Calvary, $1.00; Maccles- 
field, $.5 

Disbursements : 

To Salaries: Stated Clerk $100.00 

Permanent Clerk 20.00 

Benevolent Treas. 62.50 $182.50 

To Expenses: Stated Clerk 15.50 

Benevolent Treas. 12.50 28.00 

To 50th Anniversary: 

Printing Programs 8.00 

Dr. Mack, expenses 25.00 

Dr. Lapsley, expenses 16.20 49.20 

To General Assembly Assessment: (1940) 341.85 

To Synod's Assessment 79.76 

To Printing Minutes 118.25 

To Printing Stationery 8.75 

To Official Report Blanks, 1940 5.25 $813.56 

Cash On Hand, April 9, 1940 $172.70 

Receipts on back assessments, since 

closing books for the year $104.50 

Accounts receivable 16.50 121.00 

Working Balance $293.70 

Estimated cost of Minutes, etc 150.00 

NET WORKING RESERVE $143.70 

REV. R. E. McCLURE, Stated Clerk and Treasurer. 

Presbytery took recess for five minutes after which it was 
called to order and engaged in a popular meeting in the interest 
of Synod's work. 

Pending the adoption of the report, the Presbytery heard an 
address by Dr. Mann, Director of Religious Education for the 
Synod. 

The report of the committee on Synod's work was received 
as information, the recommendations adopted, as follows, and the 
Presbytery by a rising vote expressed their thanks to Mr. Mann 
for his message. 

The only recommendations presented were in connection with 
the work of Religious Education, but it was ordered that the last 
part of the report on the Presbyterian Orphans' Home be adopted 
for record in the Minutes. 

On Religious Education 

1. That each church keep in contact with their students. 

2. That each pastor at the college where students attend be notified 
of their coming. 

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3. That special use be made of the Day of Prayer for Schools and 
Colleges. 

4. That students away at college and college pastors be remembered 
in prayer. 

5. That the full percent alloted to Synod's Committee on Religious 
Education be paid to the treasurer of the Committee. 

On The Presbyterian Orphans' Home 

It is easier to raise money for an orphan childrens' home than for any 
cause. This leads to the danger that such a cause may gain an advantage 
over other causes just as worthy but with less of an emotional backing. 
Some of our churches are giving, apparently, too great a percentage of 
their gifts to Barium, worthy as it is. The Assembly Minutes show that 
for 1938-1939 we gave to the Home, $6,010. We gave to the work of 
Foreign Missions, $5,371. We gave to the Synod's Home Missions, $1,297 
but this committee gave to our work in our Presbytery, $6,000. Maybe 
we should consider our just obligations as well as the matter of mercy. 
The great work of Foreign Missions also has the task of caring for count- 
less orphans also that are in much worse situation than any orphans in 
our good land. In many of our Sunday schools one fourth of all the 
offerings of the school go to this one object. Your sub-chairman on the 
orphanage believes that we are getting out of balance in our giving. We 
should decide what is a fair and worthy per capita gift from our Presby- 
tery and give it and see that other causes have their rightful place in our 
emphasis and giving. 

Respectfullv submitted, 

REV. H. R. McFADYEN, Sub-Chairman. 

Presbytery accepted the invitation of the Johnson Chapel of 
the Howard Memorial Church to hold the Mid-summer adjourned 
Sessions there, July 9th, at 10:30 A. M. 

Presbytery accepted the invitation of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Rocky Mount to hold the regular Fall meeting there 
in October. 

Presbytery took recess until 2:30 P, M., for committee work 
and lunch. 



2:30 P. M. 



Presbytery re-convened with a devotional period and was led 
in prayer by Mr. Dendy. 

The report of the Permanent Committee on Woman's Work 
was presented by Rev. H. M. Wilson, and was adopted, as follows : 

Woman's Work 

The Woman's Auxiliary has had a good year under the efficient leader- 
ship of Mrs. J. C. Gardner, the Presbyterial President. This organization 
continues to hold highest place in a broad field of service in the Church. 

The following facts have been gathered from the report of the Re- 
cording Secretary of the Presbyterial Auxiliary: 

There are 25 Auxiliaries with 1,679 members and 1,251 women en- 
listed in some study or service. There are 62 general circles, 8 home 
circles and 9 business women's circles. During the past year 18 Auxiliaries 
have written the history of their organizations. There are 5 30 daily 
Bible readers and 834 studying the Bible in some class. There are 408 
members of prayer groups, 224 members having family worship and 545 
members who use "Day By Day." This is an increase of 247 over the 
number reported last year who used the Prayer Calendar. There are 228 

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tithers, 438 Survey readers, 271 church paper readers, and 467 readers 
of other Christian literature. All but one of the Auxiliaries observed a 
special season of prayer and self-denial for Home and Foreign Missions. 
All of the Auxiliaries made special offerings as Joy Gifts and contributed 
to the Birthday Gift. 23 Auxiliaries co-operated in promoting religious 
education and gave programs on Synod's and Presbytery's Home Missions. 

All except four of the Auxiliaries have contributed to all denomi- 
national benevolences, and have contributed a total of $8,350. In addi- 
tion to this there were Auxiliary special benevolences amounting to 
$3,942, and the grand total of all contributions for the year was $14,159. 

In behalf of the Presbytery your Committee wishes to thank the 
Auxiliaries for the faithful work that has been done, and recommends 
that, the Presbytery pray for God's continued blessing upon the Women's 
Work throughout the Church. 

REV. H. M. WILSON, Chairman. 

In the absence of the Benevolent Treasurer, the Stated Clerk 
read the report of Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, and same was adopted as 
follows : 

Benevolent Treasurer's Report 

The Central Treasury was used by the following Churches during 
1939-1940: 

Ahoskie, $50.00; Bear Grass, $68.35; Bethlehem, $16.00; Cann 
Memorial, $371.77; Edenton, $51.40; Falkland, $30.00; Farmville, 
$78.00; Fountain. $172.00; Goldsboro, $964.26; Greenville, $789.00; 
Jason, $10.00; Kinston, $333.00; La Grange, $8.78; Macclesfield, $1.00; 
Nahalah, $150.00; Roberson's Chapel, $32.57; Snow Hill, $55.00; Wash- 
ington, $387.50; Williamston, $82.24; Wm. and Mary Hart, $60.00 — 
Total, $3,710.87. 

The above was disbursed as follows: 

Foreign Missions $ 885.63 

Assembly's Home Missions 519.36 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief__ 263.89 

Religious Education and Publication 109.36 

Assembly's Training School 27.23 

Bible Cause 17.32 

Synod's Home Missions 372.37 

Schools and Colleges 258.70 

Union Theological Seminary 40.40 

Orphans' Home 334.64 

Religious Education in Synod* 88.66* 

Presbytery's Home Missions 793.31 

Grand Total $3,710.87 

REV. Z. T. PIEPHOFF, Benevolent Treasurer. 

( Combination of $55.53 and $33.13 itemized by the Treasurer for 
"Work at State Institutions" and "Religious Education of Synod," ac- 
cording to consolidation of these two items into one Committee. See list 
of Benevolent Causes on back cover page of Minutes.) 

Mr. Dendy made a verbal report for the Finance Committee, 
certifying that all accounts had been audited and found correct, 
and the report was accepted by the Presbytery. 

Rev. J. S. Bennett made a report for the Permanent Com- 
mittee on Sessional Records, which was adopted and is as follows : 

Sessional Records 

Your committee on Sessional Records makes the following report: 
Books approved without exception: Bethlehem, Cann Memorial, Falk- 
land, Farmville, Goldsboro, Pinetops, Rocky Mount 1st, Rocky Mount 2nd. 

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Books approved with the exceptions as noted: Fountain, Rule 7 and 
8; Williamston, Rule 8; Washington, Rule 2; New Bern, Rule 5; Wilson, 
Rule 9; Snow Hill, Rule 2 and 5; Greenville, Rule 9; Macclesfield, Rules 
2, 7 and 8; Howard Memorial, Rules 1 and 8. 

The following churches did not send books to the meeting of Pres- 
bytery : 

Ahoskie, Bear Brass, Calvary, Edenton, Henderlite Memorial, Jason, 
Kinston, La Grange, Morton, Nahalah, Roberson's Chapel, and Wm. and 
Mary Hart. 

Recommendations : 

1. That meetings be opened and closed with prayer. 

2. That loose leaf books be used when possible and typed sheets 
inserted. 

Respectfully submitted, 

REV. J. S. BENNETT, Chairman. 

The Stated Clerk made a final report for the Committee on the 
50th Anniversary, stating verbally that the entire expense of 
speakers had been borne by Albemarle Presbytery, and that the 
total cost was $49.20. The report was received as information. 

The Permanent Committee on Spiritual Life and Evangelism 
made the following report which was adopted : 

Spiritual Life and Evangelism 

The Evangelistic Crusade has proven a great help to churches in 
giving emphasis to evangelism, and it is hoped awakened a spiritual fever 
in them shall not subside. Soul winning has been emphasized more than 
usual; no little preparation was made by almost every church for a 
special series of meetings that were decidedly evangelistic in tone and 
effort. The Conference on Evangelism, held in Albemarle Presbytery in 
October, gave the Presbytery an early start which was followed by most 
churches with local gatherings to enlist the church membership of the 
respective churches. 

Most of the ministers held their own evangelistic services the last of 
March closing with the Easter season. Some were assisted part time by 
other ministers. More souls were added to the church this year on Pro- 
fession of Faith than has been since 1937. There were 27 9 this year and 
310 in 1937. 

The Evangelistic Crusade has just begun in the churches, and there 
is every reason to hope and pray that all the movement has brought to the 
churches and awakened in them may be the beginning of a "spiritual 
emphasis" that shall characterize our work as a denomination for all 
future time. 

Of the 29 churches in Albemarle Presbytery, 23 showed additions on 
Profession of Faith. 14 showed more additions on Profession than by 
Letter. Only five showed no accession either by Profession of Faith or 
by Letter. Mention should be made of the fact that last year Cann 
Memorial did not report a single addition, this year they report 27 (12 by 
Profession and 15 by Letter). Falkland last year received 2 by Letter, 
this year 13 by Profession and 5 by Letter. Morton, none last year, this 
year 14 on Profession of Faith. 

Of the $200.00 apportioned to churches in the Evangelistic Crusade, 
$122.50 has been received and remitted to repay a generous layman who 
advanced Albemarle Presbytery's share of the Assembly wide program. 

Recommendations : 

1. That churches that have not done so, remit in full the Evange- 
listic Crusade Apportionment. 

2. That every church continue to emphasize evangelism and have a 
group of personal soul winners for this purpose. 

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3. That series of evangelistic services be conducted in every church 
at times most effective in local communities, and that efforts be made to 
reach the unsaved. 

4. That pastors seek better attendance at Communion occasions by 
the members of his church or churches. 

REV. R. S. BOYD, D. D., Chairman. 

The permanent committee on Assembly's Work presented 
their report in connection with a popular meeting, which was 
received as information and the recommendations adopted. 

Pending the adoption of the recommendations, Rev. L. F. 
Kinney, Ph. D., of West Hanover Presbytery, and Professor of 
English Bible and Theology at the Assembly's Training School, 
was introduced to the Presbytery and spoke of the work of that 
institution. Presbytery accorded Dr. Kinney a rising vote of 
thanks for his address. 

The recommendations adopted are as follows : 

Assembly's Work 
On Foreign Missions: 

1. That each pastor notify the Candidate Department of the Execu- 
tive Committee of Foreign Missions of young men and young women of 
high quality who may be interested in Foreign Mission service. 

2. That all pastors be requested to impress upon the people the 
importance of strengthening the Christian witness around the world in the 
face of the great crisis now upon it. 

On Home Missions: 

1. That Presbytery recommend again that our churches observe the 
week for special prayer and self-denial offerings in the interest of As- 
sembly's Home Missions. 

On Christian Education and Ministerial Relief: 

1. That there be given continued loyalty and support of this Com- 
mittee in its enlarged responsibilities. 

2. That there be renewed to the various beneficiaries of this Presby- 
tery the amounts given during the past year. (See list in appendix.) 

3. That Candidate Henry B. Searight be recommended for a loan of 
$60.00 for the scholastic year of 1940-1941. 

4. That prompt and complete participation by all ministers and 
churches be given to the Ministers Annuity Fund. 

5. That a record of the gifts and outstanding pledges of Albemarle 
Presbytery be printed in the minutes. (See appendix.) 

On Religious Education: 

1. That Presbytery express its gratitude to the Woman's Auxiliary 
for designating their Birthday Offering this year for the Vacation Bible 
School Fund of the General Assembly, and pledge its encouragement and 
hearty support in securing a liberal offering. 

2. That the Religious Education forces of our Presbytery make 
Evangelism the end and aim of their effort during the year, and that our 
Presbytery pledge its prayers to this end. 

On Assembly's Training School: 

1. That the Presbytery recognize the valuable services rendered the 
church by this institution, and the urgent need for debt retirement and 
expansion. 



2. That the Presbytery cordially commend the School to the gener- 
osity of the members of our churches. 

On Bible Cause: 

1. That the Presbytery endorses the work of the American Bible 
Society and commends it to pastors and people for informed and prayer- 
ful support that the Gospel of our Lord may be brought to the hungry 
multitudes. 

2. That the widespread observance of Bible Sunday on December 
8th be encouraged that our people may be stirred afresh to appreciation 
and use of the Bible as the guide of national and personal life. 

3. That we urge upon the officers of every church the maintenance 
of the full contribution to the Bible society recommended by the Pres- 
bytery. 

4. That attention of our people be directed to the excellent line of 
Bibles for all kinds of use, offered by the Bible Society at rates consider- 
ably less than ordinary commercial prices. 

REV. E. C. LYNCH, Chairman. 

Rev. L. C. La Motte, of Fayetteville Presbytery, and President 
of the Presbyterian Junior College for Men, at Maxton, was in- 
troduced to the Presbytery and spoke in the interest of his 
institution. 

The Permanent Committee on Religious Education made their 
report which was adopted as follows : 

Religious Education 

Your committee is organized according to the Assembly's plan with 
five divisions — Children's, Young People's, Adult, Leadership Training, 
and Sunday School Extension. During the year we have lost three valued 
members of the Committee, Rev. H. J. Dudley and Rev. John C. Whitley, 
by removal from the Presbytery, and Rev. Norman Johnson, by resig- 
nation. Rev. R. S. Boyd, D. D., has been elected to fill the place of Mr. 
Johnson, and the other two vacancies are to be filled at this meeting of 
Presbytery. 

The 29 churches of the Presbytery report that they maintain 46 Sun- 
day Schools with an enrollment of 4,334. Only two churches have no 
Sunday Schools. There are 3 5 young people's societies with a member- 
ship of 7 4 2. Of these, ten are Pioneers, with membership of 165; twenty 
one are Seniors, with membership of 507; three are Fellowship Groups, 
with membership of 62; and one is Junior, with membership of 8. 

Children's Division 

Under this Division comes the promotion of Vacation Bible Schools. 
In 193 9, 14 churches reported that they held 16 such schools, with an 
enrollment reported for fifteen schools of 9 28. It is hoped that there will 
be a considerable increase this year in this important phase of the work. 
Two workers have been assigned to our Presbytery for the coming summer 
to assist in conducting Vacation Bible Schools. It is suggested that young 
people in local churches, particularly those who have had some training 
and experience, be used in this work. 

It is noted that only 8 churches report that their Sunday Schools have 
Cradle Rolls, and all churches are urged to enroll the infants of the 
congregation in this department. It is further noted that there are 
reported for the past year only 48 infant baptisms in the Presbytery, and 
ministers and sessions are urged to inculcate greater faithfulness on the 
part of parents in this matter. 

We believe that the memorizing of the Catechisms, of hymns and of 
Scripture should have a larger place in the Children's Division of the 
Sunday Schools than they seem to occupy at present. 

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Young People's Division 

Miss Sarah D. Whitmore, Greenville, has been named by the Presby- 
terial Auxiliary as Adult Advisor of the Young People of the Presbytery. 
In consequence of this we recommend that Miss Whitmore be elected a 
member of the Presbytery's Committee of Religious Education, and that 
succeeding Adult Advisors of Young People hold a place on this Com- 
mittee. 

Rev. R. E. McClure, of New Bern, has been elected as Director of the 
Young People's Conference of the Presbytery for this year. This Con- 
ference will be held at Peace Junior College, July 1-5, and Mr. McClure 
announces that plans are rapidly being completed. Churches are urged 
to send their young people from twelve years of age up in as large num- 
bers as possible. It is planned to send the Director of our Conference 
to the Montreat meeting of Conference Directors if the finances of the 
Conference permit. 

The Davidson Conference will be held June 5-12, with its usual strong 
program. Churches are urged to send selected young people to this 
Conference. 

It is felt that more of our churches should provide in their annual 
budgets for the expenses and promotion of our Young People's work, and 
all churches which are not already making this provision are requested 
to undertake to do so. 

Adult Division 

We believe that there is a large field of development possible in pro- 
moting Home Departments in the Sunday Schools and commend this to 
all the churches. 

The movement to establish Bible teaching in the public schools is 
receiving wide-spread interest. A good deal has already been accom- 
plished in many localities and we urge all our people to be alert to the 
possibilities thus afforded and to give their active support to the move- 
ment throughout our territory. 

Leadership Training 

Only two of our Sunday Schools report Training Schools or Classes. 
One Church, Rocky Mount, 1st, reports sending five of its teachers to the 
Montreat Training School. We believe that Leadership Training is one 
of the weak spots in our work, and hope that the present year will 
witness much progress. 

The Superintendent's and Pastor's Institute, held in Greenville, April 
9th, was attended by 21 Superintendents and 13 Pastors. We feel that 
this was a most helpful meeting, and are grateful to Dr. P. H. Carmichael, 
Dr. J. L. Fairley and Rev. J. O. Mann for bringing it into our Presbytery. 

The Synod's Conference on Religious Education, held at Steele Creek 
Church, in November 19 39, was attended by three members of the Com- 
mittee, Rev. John Whitley, Rev. L. R. Scott and Mrs. C. C. Todd. 

We recommend: 

1. That each congregation in the Presbytery seek to report for the 
present church year at least one outpost Sunday School established and 
one Vacation Bible School held. 

2. That each Sunday School observe Rally Day next October 6th, 
making it a day of ingathering and using as far as possible the Assembly's 
program, "The Romance of Rally Day." 

3. That each Sunday School seek to secure a generous Rally Day 
offering, and that the proper proportion of benevolent offerings be allo- 
cated to both Assembly's and to Synod's Religious Education in the church 
budgets. 

4. That as many Sunday Schools as possible send their Superin- 
tendents to the Superintendents Conference at Montreat this summer, 
providing for the expense of this trip as one of the best investments that 
can be made. 

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5. That all Sunday Schools which can possibly do so send one or 
more teachers from the Children's Division to the Montreat Leadership 
Training School. 

6. That all Sunday Schools seek to develop a program of Leadership 
Training, taking advantage of the assistance offered by the Committees 
of Religious Education of Presbytery, Synod and Assembly. 

Respectfully submitted, 

REV. L. R. SCOTT, D. D., Chairman. 

Rev. E. C. Lynch presented the Minutes of the Commission 
on the Minister and His Work, which were read and admitted 
to record and are as follows : 

COMMISSION ON MINISTER AND HIS WORK 
— Minutes — 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work met in Greenville, 
March __, 1940. 

The members present were the Chairman, E. C. Lynch, Chester Alex- 
ander and H. R. McFadyen. The meeting was opened with prayer. 

The First Church of Kinston, N. C, requested the privilege of ex- 
tending a call to the Rev. Thos. H. Hamilton, of Roxboro, N. C, to become 
its pastor at a salary of $2,100 the year with use of manse. The Com- 
mission granted that privilege by unanimous vote. The meeting was 
closed with prayer. 



The Commission met in Howard Memorial Presbyterian Church, April 
24, 1940. The Chairman, Rev. Chester Alexander, Rev. H. R. McFadyen 
were present. The meeting was opened with prayer. 

The need of Wm. and Mary Hart Chapel for a pastor was referred 
to the Home Mission Committee. 

The status of Henderlite Memorial Church was referred to the Home 
Mission Committee, with request that some action be taken on earliest 
possible date. 

The Rev. Arthur G. Courtenay was appointed as Stated Supply at 
Fountain and at Snow Hill Church until the Fall meeting of Presbytery. 

The First Church of New Bern requested the privilege of revising its 
call to its pastor, Rev. R. E. McClure, to a salary of $1,800 and use of 
manse and the payment of the full 10% of salary to the Ministers' 
Annuity Fund annually. The Commission recommends that Presbytery 
approve this action of the congregation. 

REV. E. C. LYNCH. Chairman. 

The Commission's recommendation touching the request of 
the First Presbyterian Church, New Bern, was adopted, and the 
Church was permitted to change the terms of the call from 
$2,700 to $1,800 with use of the manse, and the payment of the 
full 10% to the Minister's Annuity Fund. 

The Home Mission Committee made a report which was 
adopted, as follows: 

Home Mission Committee 

Encouraging reports have come to your committee of the progress 
made in all Home Mission Fields. This has been a year of marked im- 
provement in Buildings of Home Mission Churches and outposts. In 
October a beautiful new building was dedicated at Mayo's Cross Roads. 
Through the generosity of Mr. C. A. Johnson, of Tarboro, the building 
was completed free of debt, and named in honor of Mrs. C. A. Johnson 
who has worked over ten years in this mission at Mayo's. The name of 

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this new place of worship is Johnson Presbyterian Chapel. Rev. Norton 
Dendy is to be congratulated upon his splendid service in this field. 

The Second Church, Rocky Mount, has a spacious two story Sunday 
School building under construction. Rev. R. K. Forbis sends a splendid 
report of the work in this Church, and gives an enthusiastic report of the 
evangelistic services held during Crusade Week. 

Plans have been drawn for a new building in the Elizabeth City field. 
The congregation is enthusiastically behind Rev. C. C. Crawford in his 
leadership of this work. Increased gifts and interest on the part of the 
people and a large list of non-affiliated Presbyterians in the city, who are 
prospective members of this Church, give bright outlook for the future. 
The building program will get under way this Summer. 

The Pinetops-Macclesfield work continues to prosper under the 
leadership of Rev. H. R. McFadyen. Grace Chapel, an outpost of the 
Pinetops Church, continues to serve a larger and larger constituency. 
Increasing interest and attendance are manifest at this outpost. The 
Macclesfield Church needs a new building to do the effective work that 
can be done in this community. Benevolent minded elders and congre- 
gations are asked to investigate the need at Macclesfield and to assist the 
faithful congregation and pastor in their efforts for a better church build- 
ing and equipment. The Pinetops Church plans to build this summer, 
a building that will be more adequate for their needs. 

The Fountain church will be grouped temporarily with the Snow Hill 
Church with Rev. A. G. Courtenay as Stated Supply. These churches are 
happy to have the leadership of their new pastor, and good reports come 
to us of his labors in this field since January. 

Rev. H. M. Wilson continues to serve the Farmville and Falkland 
churches most faithfully. Reports of the Evangelistic Crusade in the 
Farmville Church were most gratifying. The Committee has hopes that 
the Ballards Cross Roads Mission will develop into a thriving outpost of 
the Farmville Church. Your Chairman has recently visited this outpost 
for a survey of the field with the pastor. 

The missions at Bear Grass and Roberson's Chapel have been or- 
ganized into churches, and have had a successful year under the able 
leadership of Rev. Jack Vinson. Mr. Vinson, who has offered himself for 
Foreign Mission work in China may soon leave for the Foreign Field, 
leaving a gap in the ranks of our Mission workers that will be hard to 
fill. 

Rev. Z. T. Piephoff continues his splendid work with the Williamston 
Church and Missions. The Committee is fortunate to have this devoted 
home mission pastor continue in its service. 

Rev. John Whitley has been called away from the La Grange-Jason 
field. The work of the past year was most encouraging. A generous gift 
to the Jason Church's building fund was made by Elder Henry Walker, 
of Kinston, and the Church plans to continue their building program on 
the arrival of a new pastor. The committee hopes to find a pastor for this 
field by June 1st. 

Rev. Stuart Bennett sends a splendid report from Ahoskie Church and 
missions. The first year of his leadership has seen marked progress in 
this field. 

Rev. J. A. Satterfield continues to serve faithfully in the Bethlehem 
and Morton Churches. 

Your Committee has not as yet been able to secure a pastor for the 
Edenton and Hyde County churches. Summer workers are not available 
at this late hour, but your committee hopes to find a permanent pastor 
for these churches in the near future. 

The Committee regrets very much to have lost its efficient Chairman, 
Rev. W. D. Mclnnis, who has moved from the Presbytery. The credit for 
the work of the year goes to Mr. Mclnnis who gave unselfishly of his time 
and labors for the progress of the Mission work in the Presbytery. 

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Through Mr. Mclnnis' efforts, the Presbytery has been given an extra 
appropriation for a Promotional Secretary of Home Missions. This ap- 
propriation of $1,500 has been given for one year and your Committee 
hopes and believes that it will be continued for as long as it is needed. 
The Appropriation is from General Assembly's Home Mission Committee. 

A splendid home mission service has been done in the Presbytery 
this year by Rev. R. S. Boyd of Greenville who has established an outpost 
Mission and with the help of the Greenville Church has built a beautiful 
little chapel for this outpost community. 

The committee wishes to express its sincere thanks to the consecrated 
men in our Home Mission fields who have served so faithfully and without 
whose devotion and sacrificial service this Presbytery could not have ad- 
vanced in the work of Home Missions this past year. 

Recommendations : 

1. That Snow Hill Church be temporarily grouped with the Fountain 
Church and that Rev. A. G. Courtenay be allowed to serve the Snow Hill 
and Fountain group until the Fall meeting of the Presbytery. 

2. That Presbytery's Home Mission Committee be authorized to call 
a minister to the office of Evangelist and Promotional Secretary of Home 
Missions at a salary of $1,800 a year, with allowance for home and ex- 
penses to be determined by the Committee. 

3. That Presbytery authorize its Trustees to sell Presbytery's Manse 
in Tarboro, and to purchase, rent, or build other property for use as a 
manse. The prices obtained and paid for property to be left to the 
discretion of the Trustees and the Committee of Home Missions. 

4. That the following appropriations for salaries be approved for 
the year 1940-1941: 

Source of Minister's Salary 

Field Presbytery Synod Assembly Total 

R. L. Forbis $1,040 $ 60 $ 300 $400 $1,800 

C. C. Crawford 516 366 666 450 2,000 

J. S. Bennett 620 260 540 280 1,700 

J. N. Dendy 1,000 100 330 250 1,680 

Leggetts-Secty. 850 600 150 200 1,800 

J. A. Satterfield 375 300 600 200 1,475 

H. M. Wilson 1,100 50 300 250 1,700 

Z. T. Piephoff 100 1,500 200 1,800 

J. W. Vinson 200 600 600 1,400 

La Grange-Jason __ 400 400 550 350 1,700 

H. R. McFadyen 1,100 200 400 1,700 

Wilson County 300 300 200 100 900 

Hyde Co.-Edenton . 300 400 400 100 1,200 

Fountain-Snow Hill 1,160 240 1,400 

5. That the Treasurer of the Home Mission Committee, Rev. H. R. 
McFadyen, be and hereby is authorized to borrow an amount not to 
exceed $1,000 for the financing of the work of the Committee during the 
year. 

6. That the Rocky Mount 2nd Church be helped by the Committee 
by an appropriation of $150 toward the completion of their Sunday School 
Building. 

7. That the committee be authorized to pay to the Jason Church the 
sum of $300.00 toward their building fund. 

Respectfully submitted, 

REV. CHESTER ALEXANDER, Chairman. 

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Treasurer's Report 
Receipts : 

By Balance in bank, April 11, 1939 $1,466.43 

Received from the Churches (see below) 3,457.95 

Received from Assembly's Home Missions 2,048.33 

Received from all other sources: 

Rent on Manse in Tarboro $ 274.38 

Bank Loans 1,196.45 

Rev. E. E. Gillespie, extra 610.00 

Specials 17.68 2,098.51 



Grand Total $9,071.22 

Disbursements : 

To workers $5,291.75 

To Administration 134.70 

To various: Bank $1,205.18 

Jason Church 700.00 

Pinetops Church 500.00 

Rocky Mt. 2nd Church 220.00 

Miscellaneous 16.40 2,641.58 8,068.03 



To balance in Bank, April 8, 1940 $1,003.22 

This balance includes the following: 

In trust for Macclesfield $155.00 

Unpaid appropriation to Pinetops 500.00 

Unappropriated balance 348.19 

Receipts from churches, itemized, are: 

Ahoskie, $12.80; Bethlehem, $3.61; Cann Memorial, $79.26; Edenton, 
$11.53; Falkland, $6.75; Farmville, $17.55; Fountain, $38.71; Green- 
ville, $177.52; Goldsboro, $350.07; Howard Memorial, $562.00; Jason, 
$2.25; Kinston, $100.88; La Grange, $3.00; Macclesfield. $14.00; 
Nahalah, $33.75; New Bern, $162.17; Pinetops, $90.00; Rocky Mount 
1st, $824.63; Rocky Mount 2nd, $8.29; Snow Hill, $171.75; Roberson's 
Chapel, $.93; Bear Grass, $3.00; Williamston, $1.00; Wilson, $540.00; 
Wm. and Marv Hart. $13.50; Washington, $382.00; Poplar Point, $1.00. 
TOTAL, $3,457.95. 

Respectfully submitted, 

REV. H. R. McFADYEN, Treasurer. 

Rev. E. C. Lynch made a verbal report for the Committee on 
the Minister's Annuity Fund which was received with a rising 
vote, the committee being discharged and their diligence com- 
mended. 

Presbytery took recess until 8 P. M. 



8:15 P. M. 

Presbytery reconvened at 8:15 P. M. and was led in prayer 
by Rev. H. M. Wilson. 

Rev. T. H. Hamilton named the following as a Commission to 
install him in Kinston, on the first Sunday in May: Chairman, 
Rev. R. E. McClure, Rev. R. S. Boyd, D. D., Rev. L. R. Scott, D. D., 
Ruling Elders J. Nat Harrison and H. B. Smith. 

Presbytery designated any two Ministers and one Ruling 
Elder as a quorum for this work. 

The Commission to Ordain Licentiate J. Stuart Bennett, made 
the following report which was admitted to record: 

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Commission to Ordain J. S. Bennett 

The Commission appointed by Albemarle Presbytery to Ordain Candi- 
date J. Stuart Bennett met at the Ahoskie Presbyterian Church at 11 
A. M., August 6th, 1939. 

In the absence of the Chairman, Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Rev. Chester 
Alexander presided. Other members present were: Rev. Norman Johnson 
and Ruling Elder H. H. Littrell. 

The Commission was constituted with prayer by Rev. Norman John- 
son. Rev. Chester Alexander preached the sermon, after which the pro- 
ceedings of Presbytery preparatory to the Ordination, were recited to the 
congregation, and the constitutional questions propounded to Licentiate 
Bennett. 

The questions having been answered in the affirmative the Commission 
proceeded to ordain Licentiate Bennett by the laying on of the hands of 
the Presbytery and prayer led by Rev. Chester Alexander. The question 
to be asked of an Evangelist having been substituted for that of a Pastor, 
Mr. Bennett was declared regularly ordained as an Evangelist, agreeable 
to the standards of our Church. 

A charge was delivered to the Evangelist. 

In recognition of the absence of a legal quorum, other members of 
the Commission having been providentially detained, the Commission re- 
quested that Albemarle Presbytery validate the work of the Commission 
by vote. 

Ruling Elder H. H. Littrell was elected Clerk. 

There being no further business, the Commission adjourned and was 
dismissed with prayer led by Ruling Elder Littrell. 

REV. CHESTER ALEXANDER, Chairman. 

HOWARD H. LITTRELL, Clerk. 

By formal vote the Presbytery validated the work done by 
the incomplete commission. 

Candidate Henry B. Searight was granted permission to omit 
the study of Hebrew from his seminary course, in accordance 
with his request. (See Minutes, Fall Meeting.) 

Upon motion of Rev. Norman Johnson, the Presbytery 
authorized the Treasurer and Stated Clerk to pay the 7^2% 
assessment on $100, to the Ministers' Annuity Fund. This 
amount being the amount paid the Stated Clerk by the Presby- 
tery annually. 

The Committee on Attendance made a verbal report which 
was received as information. 

The Committee on Nominations made a report which was 
adopted and is as follows: 

Nominating Committee 

The Nominating Committee respectfully submits the following nomi- 
nations: 

For terms of three years each: 

Stated Clerk and Treasurer: Rev. R. E. McClure. 

Benevolent Treasurer: Rev. Z. T. Piephoff. 

Trustee of Presbytery: R. B. Peters, Sr., Tarboro. 

To fill the unexpired term of Rev. W. D. Mclnnis as Trustee of Peace: 
Rev. L. R. Scott, D. D. 

To fill the unexpired terms caused by resignations, moving from 
Presbytery or other causes as follows: 

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Sub-committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, of 

Assembly's Work: A. W. Houtz, Elizabeth City. 

Home Mission Committee of Synod's Work: Rev. C. A. Lawrence, 
Falkland. 

Religious Education and Work at State Institutions of Synod's Work: 
Rev. T. H. Hamilton. 

Woman's Work: Arthur Fountain, Wm. and Mary Hart. 

To fill vacancies in the Committee of Religious Education, with the 
recommendation that they be assigned to sub-committees by the Chair- 
man: Rev. C. C. Crawford and Rev. J. Norton Dendy. 

Committee on Evangelism and Spiritual Life: Rev. J. S. Bennett. 

Committee on Moral and Social Welfare: O. A. Betts, Goldsboro. 

Official Reports of Churches: R. A. Perry, Wilson. 

Examining Committee 

Theology: Rev. Chester Alexander. 

Thesis and Exegesis: Rev. R. S. Boyd, D. D. 

Recommendation : 

That a nominating committee be named for the Fall Meeting so that 
it may consider the nominations to fill vacancies occuring at that time, in 
advance of the meeting of the Presbytery. 

REV. L. R. SCOTT, D. D., Chairman. 

The report of the Committee on Thanks was read and adopted 
by a rising vote, and is as follows : 

Committee on Thanks 

The Presbytery of Albemarle, meeting in Tarboro, N. C, April 23, 
and 24, 1940, wishes to express deep appreciation to the pastor and people 
of the Howard Memorial Presbyterian church for their cordial hospi- 
tality. 

Everything possible was cheerfully done for the comfort and efficiency 
of the Presbytery and the memories of the beautiful spring time in 
Tarboro; the handsome church and the fine fellowship with the people 
will long be an inspiration. 

REV. NORMAN JOHNSON, Chairman. 

Recognizing the fact that Rev. Jack Vinson will probably sail 
for the foreign field before the regular Fall Meeting of the Pres- 
bytery, it was ordered that the Sub-committee on Foreign Mis- 
sions, Rev. J. A. Satterfield, Chairman, be given a part on the 
docket of the Mid-summer Adjourned Meeting, to honor Mr. 
Vinson in a special program. 

The Minutes were read and approved and the Presbytery ad- 
journed with prayer, to meet in Mid-Summer Adjourned Session 
at Johnson's Presbyterian Chapel, on Tuesday, July 9, 1940, at 
10:30 A. M. 

REV. R. L. FORBIS, Moderator. 

REV. H. R. McFADYEN, Permanent Clerk, pro-tempore. 

Attest: REV. R. E. McCLURE, Stated Clerk. 



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APPENDIX 



MANUAL REVISIONS 

Paragraph 31 — Revised so as to omit the requirement of a popular 
meeting on Synod's Work in the Fall. (See page 34, Minutes Albemarle 
Presbytery, 1938-1939.) 

SCHEDULE OF BENEVOLENT ASKINGS FOR THE YEAR 
BEGINNING APRIL 1, 1940 

(As Ordered At Mid-Winter Meeting, except that Askings of Wil- 
liamston have been divided among Williamston, Bear Grass and Rober- 
son's Chapel, on basis of 1940 Reports.) This was done unofficially by 
the Stated Clerk, in lieu of any action in January that included these 
latter churches. 



Ahoskie 

Bethlehem 

Bear Grass 

Calvary 

Cann Memorial 
Edenton 



$ 150 

120 

100 

50 

350 

200 

Falkland _ 1,100 

Farmville 300 

Fountain 250 

Goldsboro 2,100 

Greenville 1,500 

Henderlite Mem. 50 

Howard Memorial 3,200 

Jason 75 

Kinston 800 



La Grange $ 50 

Macclesfield 75 

Morton 30 

Nahalah 150 

New Bern 1,200 

Pinetops 400 

Roberson's Chapel 75 

Rocky Mount 1st 4,500 

Rocky Mount 2nd _ 150 

Snow Hill 150 

Washington . _ 2,100 

Williamston 200 

Wilson 3,400 

Wm. and Mary Hart 300 



1940-1941 ASSESSMENTS ON CHURCHES FOR OVER-HEAD 
EXPENSES OF THE PRESBYTERY 



Church Amount 

Ahoskie $ 15 

Bethlehem 7 

Bear Grass 24 

Calvary 1 

Cann Memorial 11 

Edenton 1 

Falkland 8 

Farmville 

Fountain 

Goldsboro 

Greenville 

Henderlite Memorial 

Howard Memorial 110 

Jason 1 

Kinston 64 



Church Amount 

La Grange $ 

Macclesfield 

Morton 

Nahalah 

New Bern 

Pinetops 

Robersons Chapel 

Rocky Mount 1st 146 

Rocky Mount 2nd 14 

Snow Hill 9 

Washington 75 

Wm. and Mary Hart 18 

Williamston 8 

Wilson 82 

TOTAL $849 

(To check accuracy of any of above, except Ahoskie, Williamston, 
Roberson's Chapel and Bear Grass, refer to 19 3 9 Minutes of General 
Assembly, ADD amounts shown under column, "Current Expenses" and 
"Pastor's Salary." MULTIPLY this total by 1.5%, and calculate to 
nearest whole dollar. Stated Clerk.) 



CANDIDATE FOR MINISTRY 

Searight, Henry Brown, 20 6 Bonner St., Washington, N. C, Union 
Seminary, 1940-1941. 

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MINISTERIAL RELIEF 

PRESBYTERY OF ALBEMARLE 

Months Monthly 
Name Address PaW Amt. 

Butler, Mrs. Mary R. H 104 N. Williams St. $15 

Goldsboro, N. C. 

Crane, Rev. Arthur Jas Bethel, N. C. 40 

Harden, Mrs. Florence K 505 So. Hill St. 15 

Griffin, Ga. 

Searight, Mrs. Mary B 103 Bonner St. 25 

Washington, N. C. 

Venable, Mrs. Sallie G Colora, Md. 20 

Wadley, Mrs. Mamie J Nashville, N. S. 3 2 5 

Wildman, Rev. John T Parmele, N. C. 40 

2 Ministers $1,090 

5 Widows 1,035 



Total 
Paid 

$195 



570 
195 



310 



260 
75 (Dead) 

520 



7 Homes $2,125 

Receipts from Albemarle Presbytery, $1,476.37 

MINISTERS' ANNUITY FUND 

410 Urban Building, Louisville. Ky. 

Report of Pledges and Payments 

PRESBYTERY OF ALBEMARLE 

The last column, "Amounts Paid 1939-40." records the amount received at 

the Louisville office for this CHURCH YEAR — April 1, 1939, to 

March 31. 1940. 

Balance of 
Pledges 
Church: Outstanding 

Ahoskie $ 

Bear Grass 

Bethlehem 194.12 

Cann Memorial 199.20 

Edenton 66.50 

Falkland 33.00 

Farmville 127.50 

Fountain 129.00 

Goldsboro, First 1.936.10 

Greenville 1,099.00 

Howard Memorial 4,350.00 

Jason 

Kinston, First 

Macclesfield 51.00 

Nahalah 27.50 

New Bern 286.51 

Pinetops 297.00 

Roberson's Chapel 

Rocky Mount: 

First 1,074.25 

Second 302.50 

Snow Hill 

Washington, First 205.00 

William & Mary Hart Chapel 800.00 

Williamston 

Wilson 567.50 

Presbyterial Auxiliary 

Miscellaneous 



$11,745.68 
Total Cash and Pledges — $33,788.15 



AMOUNTS 

1930 to 


PAID 

April 1, 1939 to 


3/31/39 


March 31, 1940 


$ 40.00 


$ 


98.00 




69.38 


34.50 


927.67 


18.50 


192.75 


7.75 


77.50 


18.00 


175.00 


75.00 


221.00 


38.00 


590.40 


775.85 


1.617.00 


334.50 


35.00 


15.00 


26.50 




700.00 


1,300.00 


67.00 


10.00 


49.50 


37.00 


644.10 


136.99 


451.00 


52.00 


63.00 




4.794.72 


740.25 


67.88 


34.00 




50.00 


2.621.01 


173.99 


6.00 




139.00 




3,964.50 


211.00 


69.84 


35.39 


236.00 


1.00 


$17,943.75 


$ 4,098.72 



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BENEVOLENT CAUSES 



Presbytery has provided a Central Treasurer to receive all Benevolent 
Contributions. Presbytery has recommended that Churches use this office. 
Money so remitted will be disbursed strictly according to instructions. All 
undesignated funds will be divided on the basis indicated below. 

Presbytery has approved the basis indicated below for all churches in 
the distribution of funds to Benevolent Causes. See that each cause 
receives the percent indicated. 

It is urged that remittances be made at least quarterly, and monthly 
if possible. 

If sent direct, make payments to Treasurers as indicated. 

Cause Percent Treasurer 

Foreign Missions 25.9 Curry B. Hearn, Box 330, 

Nashville, Tenn. 
Assembly's Home Missions 14.7 A. N. Sharpe, 573 W. Peachtree 

St., N. E., Atlanta, Ga. 
Christian Education and Wm. H. Hopper, 410 Urban Bldg., 

Ministerial Relief 6.9 Louisville, Ky. 

Religious Educ. (Assembly) 2.2 E. D. Grant, Presbyterian Bldg. 

Richmond, Va. 
Assembly's Training School .8 Geo. W. Call, P. O. Box 1924, 

Richmond, Va. 
Bible Cause .5 Gilbert Darlington, Bible House, 

New York City 
Synod's Home Missions 8.2 E. E. Gillespie, P. O. Box 1124, 

Greensboro, N. C. 
Schools and Colleges 7.7 E. E. Gillespie, P. O. Box 1124, 

Greensboro, N. C. 
Union Theological Seminary 1.2 M. W. Norfleet, Jr., 3401 Brook 

Road, Richmond, Va. 

Orphans' Home 6.9 Ernest Milton, 

Barium Springs, N. C. 

Religious Education in E. L. Barber, 

Synod (Note) 2.5 Aberdeen, N. C. 

Presbytery's Home Missions 22.5 H. R. McFadyen, 

Pinetops, N. C. 

100.0 
Note: Includes 1.6% for religious workers at state institution 
centers, under this committee. 

Presbytery's Treasurer of Benevolences: 

REV. Z. T. PIEPHOFP, Williamston, N. C. 




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